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Bench with a view: Ettalong Beach

Along the Esplanade, Ettalong Beach.

Along the Esplanade, Ettalong Beach.

Ettalong Beach is north of Sydney (see map at end of post). The entrance to Broken Bay is bracketed by Box Head on the north and Barrenjoey Head on the south (Barrenjoey  is visible on the right, above). The ocean spreads its fingers into Pittwater and Brisbane Water, and into the Hawkesbury River, creating a watery wonderland ideal for weekend escapes full of boating and sailing, fishing and swimming — or for just sitting on a bench to admire the view. For April, Jude’s Bench Series looks at benches with a view.

This woman has found a bench with a view.

This woman has found a bench with a view.

Another bench with a view.

Another bench with a view. If boats and water and trees aren’t your thing, you can always admire the swirling patterns of the sandstone.

Same bench as in the previous photo, but with a view of rain!

Same bench as in the previous photo, but with a view of rain!

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11 thoughts on “Bench with a view: Ettalong Beach

  1. Lovrly, Kaz ! As someone who lived on Dangar Island for nearly 9 years, I can say from experience that that part of our world is pretty special.

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  2. I had this in mind to visit, but it was just so darn hot that I had to stay indoors more than I would have liked. I fancied taking the ferry from Palm Beach – is that how you got there? Nice bench. Nice view. 😀

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      • Ah, that’s the route I was going to take back to the city, but it got quite complicated trying to work out whether I could get off at Chatsworth and get a bus over to Dee Why!

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      • I can believe that, what with the various express or local stop options. But if you use ‘voyage planner’ on the transport website, it works it all out for you. 🙂

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      • I used that, but it was still complicated! I do like your transport system though, and the fares are far more reasonable than in the UK – especially around London!

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      • Our fares became much more reasonable when the Opal card was introduced. Once you reach a weekly threshold, all other travel that week is free! 🙂 I’m now paying $12-$15 less per week than I was pre-Opal. Gotta like that! 🙂

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