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Sunday 25Feb2012 Taronga to Manly 21km walk

Via Mossman, Spit Bridge and Clontaff

semi-overcast 24 °C

Early start 5am drive to Waterfall to catch the express train into Circular Quay. A much needed cup of coffee at the Quay before catching the first ferry of the day across to Taronga Zoo Wharf.
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Off the ferry for the start of the walk via Bradley's Head. A fisherman along the way landed a nice trevally. Certainly a sign that the Harbour is healthy. Lots of lizards along the way, soaking up the morning sun before they go for a feed. Many refused to budge off the track.

First stop Bradley's Head then Clifton Gardens. This walk is an old haunt of Tonys from his diving days at HMAS PENGUIN when the track was used for a "warm up" run before or after the days diving activities......

Map of the walk

Check out the stats and the elevation.

From Mossman it was down to cross the Spit Bridge and then through Clontaff to start the next uphill portion of the walk. Lots of leafy areas, sub-rainforest and then open ground. P2250008.jpg

As we topped the rise before reaching the Manly side we stopped to view the harbour and the old squatters sheds. These have no become "up market" with solar and generators. Tony used to swim over to them from middle head at night to pinch something as proof and exercise in diving navigation....

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Down towards Manly on the home leg. Facing the northeast we had a small breeze to cool us. We were sweating up a storm and Mandy was yet to have a drink....looking forward to the nearest loo before having the water.

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Finally reached Manly and had the worst lunch. Mandy had a ceasar salad that was lettuce, lettuce and more lettuce. I had whiting and chips; the whiting was out of a packet......

Sore muscles but another great walk. Manly ferry back to the Quay and a quick train trip to Town Hall to connect to the South Coast line and back to the car.

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