On Monday, just before dusk, my friend Margie and I swam at McIver’s Ladies Baths. The sky was grey and drops of rain started to fall as we walked down the stairs of the Coogee rock pool but we weren’t deterred and a few minutes later we were in. “I can’t believe I haven’t been here before,” she said after completing the first of a few gentle laps. “It’s like having a salt water treatment.”
We watched crabs crawl between crevices on the rainbow-coloured rocks and swam along the bottom with schools of little fish.