Sydney Harbour North Head
During a grey and stormy day I decided I would take a ride on my bicycle to the Sydney Harbour National Park on the North Head. The North Head gives you a spectacular view of Sydney Harbour entrance and all the dramatic coastline with the wild and rugged cliffs.
Apart from the wild Australian nature the North Head was also important during WWII as there where and still are a number of military defense fortifications in the area.
The Park entrance made out of sandstone has kept the military style character. There a a couple of trails and paths which allow a bit of a deeper exploration of the bushland on the steep cliffs.
As a sailor I can only imagine how tricky and dangerous an approach to the Sydney Harbour entrance during a storm or at night time must have been without the help of all the modern electronic equipment which we find on the boats of today.
This cruise ship was just leaving the Sydney Harbour, you can see the skyline of the city in the background. This gives you a good idea of the size of the entrance.
Here you have the view across the South Head Peninsula. It is important to notice that Sydney Harbour is not a man made harbour it is an inlet of the Tasman Sea, covering an area of 55 square kilometer also called Port Jackson. It is also the location of the famous Sydney Opera House and the Sydney Harbour Bridge.
All photos were taken with a Fujifilm X100S and edited with Snapseed on an iPad Air.