Of course, to us it’s just going “down the beach” for exercise...
We’re parking up by the peppermint trees at Coogee beach, or out by the main road, and strolling up the sealed path, over the dune, to the sand and azure ocean. People swim in the big “pool” enclosed by the shark net. Kids jump off the jetty.
We’re standing on the grey lookout at Henderson Cliffs, staring down into the shallow water and ski paddlers passing, or out over Cockburn Sound to Garden Island, where timber ships from Europe were once careened and repaired.
Maybe, in this same spot, we are looking inland, walking the 1km from the carpark on the east side of the main road up to Mt Brown Lookout, still in Beeliar Regional Park, thinking about the connection between Lake Mt Brown and the coast — between inland and ocean.
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