Monday, June 11, 2012

Hiking Berowra track with Cousin Joe

Setting a record that's going to be hard to beat, Cousin Joe was able to visit us for a third time when the project that he's working on required another trip to Australia.  Although getting on another plane might have been the last thing that he'd want to do while here, he toughed it out to join us for the long weekend (God save the Queen and continue to give us a day off for her birthday!).
So many great times at the Bobbin Head marina
Since Saturday was supposed to be the best day of the weekend we picked him up at the airport and immediately headed up to Ku-ring-gai national to tackle part ofthe Berowra track which winds along the river.

Being back in ku-rin-gai was rather bittersweet for me because the hike started right near where we used to have our boat share.  Of course the water was calm while we were hiking, and would have been absolutely perfect for a ski ride.  We shook our fists and reminisced on the good old days when we were partial boat owners, and then carried on hiking.

The trail itself was great, winding along the different coves along the river and giving frequent views out along the river.
The cousins
Because we've been having a lot of rain there were also some burbling streams for us to traverse, and a few muddy places to slide along.

don't slip!

proud to have made it to the rock without falling

guess that there's room for two

Chris proving that he can make it higher than me without slipping

After the hike we rushed home to make it down to the couches on the cliffs above Freshwater for the sunset.  After we scared a few teenagers away (must have run out of beer) we had the place to ourselves.

Although we had a long weekend for the Queen's birthday, Sunday and Monday were filled with torrential rain almost continuously.  We took a drive up to Palm Beach to show Joe some of the other beaches, and frequented a few local establishments for some beverages, but unfortunately the rest of the weekend ended gray and soaking wet.
Secret beach - I'd tell you where it is but I'd have to kill you