Once united with Shelley, we made our way to the car and were off to her home in Kensington, which is not far from the airport. I was able to hop in the shower and get out of the clothes I'd had on for what seemed like days but was probably less than 24 hours. Apparently the flight from LAX to Sydney was 14.5 hours, but since we crossed the International Date Line, I sort of missed Tuesday! Anyway, I was rested and ready to go, so Shelley had a bite of breakfast and then I taught her how to make iced tea. After that fortification, we were off to explore the Sydney beaches.
The walking trail we were following had more and more spectacular scenery around each turn. I was fascinated by the cliffside "home" of a man who once was homeless and now has perhaps the best view in Sydney.
Bondi is a lovely beach, with a huge pavilion and the famous Bondi Beach Lifesaving Station. Even in the middle of winter (think February) there were people on the beach and lots of surfers in the water.