What: Manly Scenic Walk, from the Spit Bridge to Manly. Afterwards, possibly either dinner at Manly followed by a ferry back to the city; or, a ferry back to the city followed by dinner. We’ll stop somewhere along the way for a light picnic lunch (possibly at a beach, see below)
When: Saturday 25 February, 2006. Meeting at Wynyard at 11:20; walk should take 4 hours if done nonstop; probably arriving at Manly by 6:30pm if we stop for lunch and a swim.
Where: Meet at Wynyard by 11:20 in order to take this bus to The Spit Bridge
How: On foot, dummy. It’s a walk!
Why: because it’s a change from yum cha.
How Much: If you have a travelpass green (or yellow, or purple, or pink, or anything larger) you’re covered already. Otherwise, the bus trip is 8 zones long – $3.70, and the ferry back is $6.20, for a total of $9.90. If you’re taking other public transport that day, you may want to consider a Daytripper (insert Beatles jingle here), which would cost $15, but also include whatever transport you need to get into the city and home again
What to bring: the usual. It’s a 10km walk; some of it is up interestingly steep/worn/difficult stairs cut into rock, so don’t wear your best high heels. Do bring water; sunscreen is a good idea. We go past about half a dozen beaches, so if you think you can talk the group into stopping at one of them swimmers/towel would be a good idea.
RSVP: Actually, there’s no real need to RSVP – it’s a very large track, so we can fit lots of people. However, if you don’t RSVP, we won’t know that you’re coming so we won’t be waiting for you (actually, we probably won’t be waiting for you anyway, but if you’re really good looking we might). If you do want to let us know you’re coming, email me, sms me if you know my number, or leave a comment below. Everybody’s welcome – if we don’t like you (or you smell bad) we’ll just walk really fast to get away from you and/or make you carry all our luggage.
Also: Feel free to leave suggestions – maybe you’d prefer to walk the other way, or maybe you have suggestions on where to have lunch (I think Washaway beach would be the nicest spot, if anyone knows how to get down the cliffs to it – the Grotto Point Carvings would come a close second) or swim?