Enjoying the sea breeze and time to cat nap for a while....it was getting warmer.
The beach was discovered by a Captain Philip in 1788 and he named it after the "manly" behaviour of the aborigines who greeted him..
this beach is make for walking.....and surfing...
Manly Tourist Information Centre ... for a cool relief from the hot sun..
Walking along the beach promenade to find our lunch
FishMonger's - recommended by Jeremy
Inside the shop where we placed our orders..
Dining under the sun.....missing my sister's face...sorry, my hopeless photography!
our appetisers - fresh oysters
Mixed Seafood platter with grilled prawns, fish (fried and grilled), calamaries and sweet potato chips.
"seven miles from Sydney and a thousand miles from care" .... its blue sky, long white sandy beaches, beautiful tanned bodies, sun and laughter.
They are allowed to swim between the 2 flags...should you venture out to the rocky part, there is really a life guard to check!
along this sculptured walk is an aquatic reserve to protect marine life
the shy one hiding ....
can you spot another one here..
rocky shores in these parts..
some sort of aquatic plants
It was truly a blistering hot day..
Fooling around ..
It was a very long walk to the end towards Shelly Beach.
While May, Vicky and my niece decided to walk more, the rest of us detoured back towards Manly wharf.
They told us later that they reached the Bower Pool and the water in this salt water pool is so clear and cold...
rushing for the ferry back to Sydney
I know what you are thinking..... the Lindt cafe siege? but they (the cashier) told us this is not that cafe
getting ready for Easter.... you can fill up your choice of small or large box with the assortment of chocolates for only A$16.90.. as many as you can fill! But right now its teatime.. or shall I say chocolate time......
Love this tremendous.... coffee and chocolate and more chocolate ball...
Hello, we meet again....
The Youngsters... representing children dressed in hoodies and baggy jeans..
The Dymocks Building
the marriage of the old and the new.... .
Notice how they manage to retain the old facade and extend the new building behind..
KFC Restaurant also located in such a nice building and no we did not take our dinner here.
Instead we went to the Emperor's Food Court in Chinatown for the popular tonkatsu ramen