Beach No 52: Mona Vale – A winter solstice beach (23 June 2018)

Since 2010 I’ve been visiting Sydney’s beaches in alphabetical order. I’ve reached number 52: Mona Vale. Replicating a structure I’ve been using in my recent posts from my bicycle trip over Anzac Day Week – I’ve split this post into three sections: my story of visiting the beach – which in this case is an annual review of how life is going, a bit about Mona Vale, and then the practical details of how I got there and where I ate, etc. The Story My first winter solstice beach visit had real substance. I was closing out a year in …

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No 3: Basin Beach – 27 February 2010

We actually hit two beaches this day beginning with Basin Beach in Mona Vale, some 40km north of home. I really liked this beach — it’s on a wineglass shaped bay which makes it not much for surf. As a native Chicagoan that works for me. Lots of families about and a nice little shallow sea pool on the southern end. Basin Beach is in Mona Vale.  The area was known as Bongin Bongin by the aboriginal Australians who lived here for freaking ever before the British colonial government handed the area over to Robert Campbell as part of the first land …

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