1) Ettalong Harbour
2) Palm Beach
3) Surfer at Palm Beach
4) Back in Sydney, on the ferry back to Cremorne Point
Today's ride was to follow the coast south to Sydney with a ferry across the estuary of the Hawkesbury River and then near Sidney's northern beaches to Manley at the entrance to Sydney Harbour and a ferry to the centre
The frontal rain of yesterday had brought much cooler air through and it only got to 23C but with crystal clear blue skies.
I found byroads to skirt the edge of the town of Gosford and then down to Ettalong alongside Ettalong Harbour. The ferry goes from Ettalong to Palm Beach the most northern of Sydney's beaches. I stopped here for a picnic lunch and some sunbathing. I took a pleasant byroad south from Palm beach which follows the coast but with a lot of climbing.
Eventually the only way south was on a busy main road. However on long sections of this there were 3 lanes with the inner lane not used by traffic providing a good bike route.
From Manley I took the ferry to the centre and then another ferry out to the B&B Cremnorne Point Manor.
Distance for the day was 44 miles with 1860ft of climb.