Sculpture by the Sea has become somewhat of an institution in Sydney and this year is a little special as it is the 20th anniversary of this innovative art installation.
The Bondi to Bronte walk is incredibly breathtaking in its natural form, but it comes to life with unique sculptures scattered along the cliff edges.
The day J and I decided to head to Bondi started with blue skies. That didn't last long.
The clouds rolled in but instead of feeling disappointed that the Spring weather didn't stick around, I was mesmerised by the amazing contrast of the stormy backdrop and the white caps on the choppy ocean.
We held on to our hats and headed off only to be quickly stopped by the sound of squealing adults. There was a whale and its calf spotted not far off the coast and they were playing up for their adoring crowd. In our excitement we forgot to get out the camera so this was the best shot we got!
While we were watching the whales something caught my eye close to the cliffs below. It was a pod of 5 dolphins! I couldn't believe it. There was definitely something in the water that day because in all my life of living in Sydney I have never seen such beautiful animals swimming in our ocean (definitely too excited to snap the dolphins).
We had worked up an appetite and it was time to checkout the Grounds of Alexandria's newest instalment, The Grounds.
The desert themed restaurant had fun, Mexican music playing and served a variety of healthy (and not so healthy) dishes. There was a delightful selection of drinks, including homemade passionfruit soda which we got.
Keen to see the sculptures before the heavens opened up we were on our way after we (quickly) enjoyed our burgers.
This guy has the best view in Bondi!
On our way back we stopped and watched some enthusiastic surfers who really know the right way to spend a Thursday afternoon.
xx The Strawberry Story