25th January

Late start after an excellent interview with ABC Central Coast, a big breakfast at the surf club café at Terrigal and then finally away at 10.00am . I told Warren that I would meet him at 2.00pm at Palm Beach after logging on with VMR (that’s Volunteer Marine Rescue) advising them 15.00hrs.

The southerly was not strong and I arrived on the beach behind Barenjoey lighthouse at 2.02pm with 22.3km logged. Not bad I thought. Four hours hard work isn’t a lot but it still deserved a couple of beers at the Newport Arms we reckoned.

IMG_3320Getting ready to leave Terrigal

IMG_3322Logging on, which unfortunately took about 10 minutes this time. Warren keeps wanting to know what my best side is.

P1253094Out of the wind and ready to head round the corner past Avoca

P1253100A couple of shanties hidden in this valley. I wonder how many people know how to get thereP1253107Barrenjoey on the left and behind it Pittwater. Lion Island towards the right. Bit overcast and misty as you can see

P1253108Nearly there. Barrenjoey lighthouse

IMG_3330Into Pittwater behind Barenjoey and out of the wind

Warren    DAY 3    After an exhausting day in the heat yesterday, the shorter trip in cooler weather was a great relief, even for me, and I only had to drive. I beat Steve by over an hour so gathered ten or eleven signatures for the petition from curious passers by, all promising to check the petition site and Steve’s site. It was very pleasing that a number of today’s signatories are parents and they seemed keen to look at the websites with their children. I’m pleased to advise that my photography skills are improving but my best photos were definitely the ones I missed. I had been frustrated that Steve when departing wasn’t waiting for me to take excellent photographs, and then I realised he was showing me his best side, dear reader, it’s the back of his head

Tomorrow is an easy run into Shelly Beach at the southern end of Manly, where quite a welcome has been arranged by Janet. It should be great fun