we were all in for an ambitious ride, only to be surprised about how doable this scenic cruise from parramatta to botany bay is.
we passed through bicentennial park, found our way to cooks river and followed its well paved track until the bay. some ups and downs but mostly flat.
the parks that hug cooks river seem to bring all the fisherman to the yard. we had a sunscreen break at sutton reserve where a couple of pelicans loitered. they know where the fish are.
make sure you turn into the brighton-les-sands amateur fishing club instead of going down francis ave. for a everything seaside detour. we sat on the rocks of muddy creek watching all the jet-skiers and planes take off.
we stop for an hour at the very first sands of botany bay, directly across the airport runway. there is a big billboard that says ‘tropical whooper’. it’s pretty nice watching all the planes fly off and come home.
devoid of the tourist footprint, with waters so clear and sand so white, it’s truly picnic perfect. also perfect for a lara bingle photo shoot.
we continued straight down the grand parade to sans souci (no worries!) and ended at dolls point. cronulla beach is the next benchmark.
company: black bike. a bell ring for his savvy navigational skills
estimated road: 36.6ks, real road: 46.7 ks
estimated time: 2 h 23 mins, real time: 5 h ( inc. breaks )
x red bike