Happy Monday! This past weekend was a really good one. Alex was in Sydney for work for most of the week, so we decided I would fly up and join him for the weekend. Having explored the city and Bondi briefly a few years before, we chose to stay in Manly, a really chilled out suburb in the north of Sydney just a half hour ferry ride from the harbour. I wasn't planning on writing a blog post about the weekend, so excuse the iPhone snaps. Manly was just too photogenic to resist documenting every scene! It was the ideal place to wander, eat delicious food, and chill out on the beach. It's exactly how all English people picture Australia I think - SO many people were up and surfing early on Sunday morning, going on jogs along the coast, and grabbing coffee and brunch. The best kind of lifestyle!
The Boathouse was a great place to have breakfast on Saturday - delicious food, light, airy, and right on the beach, but the portions were enormous! Luckily we ended up walking it off with a leisurely hike along the beautiful coast and then through a reserve, spotting some freaky spiders, blue tongue lizards, and water dragons along the way. In the arvo we met Alex's cousin for a juice and then later had dinner at Chica Bonita (super yummy!) followed by drinks with the lovely Niall and Harriet who stayed in our Airbnb room a few weeks ago... such a fun day.
On Sunday Alex surfed for a couple of hours while I lazed on the beach with my book. It was a great place for people watching. I had the best açai bowl for lunch, as you know I'm a bit obsessed! Sophie from The Littlest Things kindly sent me a massive list of amazing places to eat/drink at and sadly I couldn't possibly try them all out in 2 days, as hard as I tried! It's my birthday tomorrow and it was an amazing way to start this week. Yes, I am determined to drag my birthday celebrations out to a full week this year :)