Tag: tidal pool

Angophora in Oatley Park, Sydney, photo Therese Spruhan, 18 Feb 2018

Walking and swimming at Oatley Park and Baths

Pink-orange Angophora trees twisting and turning like ballet dancers above a river of blue-green, pathways of sandstone, the sweet smell of the Sydney bush, the camaraderie of the Oatley Amateur Swimming Club, bodies diving off the concrete blocks...

Swimming and snorkelling in the Mollymook bogey hole

“I think this is it,” I say to my sister-in-law Kay when we reach an expanse of shallow water and ochre rocks around a headland just south of Mollymook Beach.  “Is this the bogey hole?” I ask a woman in an Australian flag bikini...

Valentine’s Day dip at gorgeous Greenwich Baths

The first time I went to  Greenwich Baths I wasn’t very impressed. I was only about 6 or 7 and they seemed makeshift compared to the solid structures at my local tidal pool, Northbridge Baths. The low tide also coloured my view as its never the best...

Woolwich Baths 7

Boxing Day dip in the briney at the Woolwich tidal baths

With the tide almost reaching the two metre mark, yesterday Bruce and I and my sister and her kids went for a swim at Woolwich Baths. The simple baths on the Lane Cove River used to be known as ‘Mooney’s mud hole’ after the chap...

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