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Bench with a view: Coogee and Clovelly

Late afternoon, Coogee Beach.

Late afternoon, Coogee Beach.

You know the saying: every dark cloud has a silver lining. My particular dark cloud for the past two days has been having to endure a “corporate team-building event”, a peculiar mix of stultifying boredom and the stress brought on by the need to hide such boredom. My silver lining was that the event was held at a hotel in Coogee, which is a beach suburb just a few kilometres south of where I live. Free (at last!!) at 4:45pm today, I headed home along the coast path, savouring the treat of a weekday walk as the sun set.

I knew there were a number of benches en route, but not until I started to photograph them did I notice that they were not all the same. Wooden benches, metal benches, art benches — all with a view. Just the thing for another post for HeyJude’s Benches with a View!

A bench with very long legs! Late afternoon, Coogee Beach.

A bench with very long legs! Late afternoon, Coogee Beach.

This couple was more interested in each other than the view from their bench.

This couple was more interested in each other than in the view from their bench.

This bench looks down on Gordons Bay, a popular swimming, snorkelling and diving spot.

This bench looks down on Gordons Bay, a popular swimming, snorkelling and diving spot.

A row of sinuous metal benches at Clovelly.

A row of sinuous metal benches at Clovelly.

Near the lifeguard station, Clovelly.

Near the lifeguard station, Clovelly.

I had hoped for a more dramatic sunset, but the peacefulness of my last shot almost makes up for the lack of drama.

Watching the sun set, Clovelly.

Watching the sun set, Clovelly.

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14 thoughts on “Bench with a view: Coogee and Clovelly

    • Thank you M-R. Re ‘joy’, are you referring to last pic with the woman in a wheelchair? I encountered that couple over at Gordon’s Bay, and like me they meandered over to that hill overlooking Clovelly. Not a very level outing in a wheelchair, but the husband helped her along.

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      • I thought it was so wonderful, Kaz. I would’ve given anything to be able to take Chic out; but once he was committed to the hospital bed, he had no wish to go anywhere.

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      • That is sad. But (at the risk of sounding patronising) there is a difference between a disability and a major illness. I’ve sailed with so many amazing people who had physical disabilities but were not ill, and were as active and engaged as possible; whereas even a bad cold can knock a person down and eliminate interest in going out.

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