Sky's pretty clear now but this morning it was as black as. Dark clouds pressing down ominously and bugger-all light. Looked like it was going to rain cats and dogs but we got just a wee sprinkle. Which is a bastard because we just went onto Level 4 water restrictions. That means no outdoor watering not even with a bucket. There's going to be a lot of dead gardens this summer. But we live in the driest fucking country on earth and the state is 90% in drought and the local dams are at around 16%. We just gotta suck it up.
Anyways. I went up to Mount Ettalong. The light was still pretty low and most of my photos are crap but I got a few. This one is Lion Island and Pittwater from the lookout on the side of Mount Ettalong. That's Pearl Beach on the right of the frame, Barrenjoey Head is behind Lion Island and Pittwater is in the middle.
To get to the lookouts, from West Street go down Sydney Avenue and Hobart Avenue to Mount Ettalong Road. Up on Mt Ettalong there's a hairpin bend. As soon as you're round that look for the lookout sign on the left. It's not far. Park beside the water tank and follow the signs to the lookouts. There's one on the end (facing Box Head) and one on the side facing Pearl Beach and Pittwater.
Pearl Beach lagoon and Coral Crescent. Pearl Beach is lovely. Beautiful beach and the streets are very green. It's mostly seventies houses but the trees obscure a lot of them. There's a lot of holiday rental houses, couple of them right across the road from the beach. Bliss.
More on Pearl Beach.
Lovely big pink gum. Some gums are tall and straight. This one is one of the sort with spreading undulating branches.