I’ve got a confession. Once upon a time I lived in Manly. True. I lived right behind the storm water pipe at North Steyne. I was only there for a year’n’half…but I got a good feel for the joint. Good waves over there, especially in summer with the north swells.
Today I headed back over there. It’s very similar to Bondi in a lot of ways. Same-Same, but different. Everything evolves around the beach. At sunrise Manly was packed, like Bondi. The health-kick revolution is in full swing over there as well. It’s a bigger beach (longer) and 17 kms from the CBD (where as Bondi is 8km). What I like is how their village is right on the edge of the beach, not like Bondi where we have a footie field separating us.
Manly is cleaner, that’s for sure…and the properties are better maintained. Maybe because Bondi faces south where we wear the brunt of the big winter storms.
Oh boy…that traffic bottleneck across The Spit is hard work! I’m coming over on a ski next time.