The heat called for a remedy: we took the tube ans bus and headed to the coast.
First stop: the beautiful, eerie, silent Waverley Cemetery.
Waverley cemetery sits on top of the cliffs at Bronte, a suburb of Sydney on the seaside. It opened in 1877, and looks out over the Tasman Sea.
It is full of beautiful Victorian statues and graves, some in pristine state, some fallen over and slowly decaying.
Waverley definitely is one of the most beautiful cemeteries in the world, to me.
Bronte beach pool
My sister and I followed the coastal trail, a nice walk along the cliffs and into some smaller bays on the shore. Then we reached the beach at Bronte, and finally got to cool down.
There, on the side of the cliff, built into the rocks, is a swimming pool with sea water.
Waves are crashing over the side from time to time. People can also get out into the open water and swim in the ocean.
This time, we were ready: we brought our swim suits and some towels.
After that, we had enough energy for the remaining beach walk over to Bondi, Australia’s most famous beach.
Well, to be honest, I’m not totally sure why.
While it surely is a beautiful, long big beach with perfect sand, it simply is too crowded to me.
Everybody heads there, as it is easy to reach from the city centre, but at the same time it’s just too ‘happening’ to be actually cool.
For sure, if you want to watch the hot Aussie surfers and gals parading perfect bodies, while having a drink in one of the bars, that’ll be the place for you.
Me, you’ll find me on Bronte or one of the smaller coves, enjoying a more quiet time.