It was quiet down in the valley. There were birds tweeting and an occasional brush turkey rustling in the undergrowth. Nearer the top the wave sounds could be heard. Up the top at the lookout the wind was fierce and cold and the surf was crashing on the rock ledges below. I scrunched down into my jacket and enjoyed the buffetting and the view.
Maitland Bay & Bouddi Point from the lookout. It was as cold as it looks. There was a fair wind howling in off the Tasman Sea.
You can see the track there on the left. It continues round to near the Little Beach camping area. Get to that end from Grahame Drive off The Scenic Drive at MacMasters Beach.
Long Reef & Manly from Gerrin Point near Putty Beach.
Far distance, in the middle of the photo is Manly, right down at Sydney Harbour (large size). In the middle distance is Long Reef, between Collaroy and Dee Why on Sydney's Northern Beaches and the dark point on the right is Bangalley Head near Whale Beach.
It was a pleasant surprise to find you can see all the way down to Manly. Then the weather closed in and the visibly was half that. It was time to head home for a nice hot whisky.