Much of post-Christmas was spent on the Central Coast, and that meant grabbing a view of Broken Bay. We hadn’t taken the Mount Ettalong Walk in nearly 2 years, so it was good to reacquaint ourselves with the view.
Back home, I took time to paint the scene proper. I quite liked how it turned out.
We finally reach our (well, my parents’) destination – two lookouts that overlook Broken Bay. You might have seen these before, but it’s my first time here.
The first lookout overlooks Pearl Beach and millionaire’s row.
I preferred the second lookout, which has views of the Central Coast Peninsula…
And Lion Island to Barrenjoey Head.
But I wasn’t exactly enjoying the view, more the scents.
The track wound its way under red gums…
And grass trees.
My parents enjoyed the fresh air and the coolness under the trees. I was too busy sniffing the many, many, many new smells.
Hi everyone, it’s Bridie Beagle here. It’s been a long time between bones but I’m back to take you on a short stroll. As you know, I love going for walks, especially in new places. I love to sniff out every nook and cranny. In this series, Daddy and I (and Mummy) are taking a stroll at Mount Ettalong, a hill between Umina Beach and Pearl Beach on the Central Coast.
What did we see? You have to wait until tomorrow to find out!
At the end of the track we come to another lookout – this time overlooking Umina Beach.
The view was quite impressive that day. You can see along the length of Ocean Beach Road to Woy Woy, Brisbane Waters, and Gosford at the foot of the hills beyond.
Being mid-spring, there were a few flowers around. The most striking however were small and purple.
This one was from a type of grass.
This one was a little violet of some kind.
Today we’ll begin a wander along Mt Ettalong lookout. We’ve been there once before but this time the weather was much brighter. First stop was the outlook over peaceful Pearl Beach, with Lions Head and Palm Beach in the distance.
Being from the south side of Sydney, the Central Coast was always a little far to go to, and my exploration of the area was limited to its northern reaches (Kincumber, Terrigal, Avoca, The Entrance). Now I’m exploring its southern reaches, with its quiet inlets and spectacular views of Broken Bay. A great example of this is the village of Pearl Beach.
You can see Lion’s Head, and behind that, Barrenjoey Head, with Palm Beach on the other side of this. Very picturesque, even on an overcast day.