Sally has been here once before....click here....
We arrived just as high tide was approaching. Sadly, the pool had a fair bit of rubbish in it, and what
appeared to be algae. It wasn't very enticing, so we declined a swim. We moved on to the beach, which is at the head of Long Bay. Sadly, probably due to storms and heavy rain over the past few days, there was a fair bit of rubbish on the beach, as well as bluebottles.
So, then we headed over to the pool where the idea for our adventures was born on New Years Day, 2016: Mahon Pool at Maroubra. ...click here.
|High tide started spilling water into the pool. We met a woman who said she had never seen the water level so low. It says that the water level when full is 1.4 m. Today it was lucky to be 40 cm. On my previous post it was full. click here.|
|Video of the water coming in|
|Malabar beach. The bay is Long Bay. Very pretty view. We saw some divers. Apparently it is also a popular snorkelling site.|
|From the beach looking southeast. The rock pool is about half way along.|
|Paul the paddle boarder told me that Malabar is a great place for paddle-boarding.|
|Paul is up and off|
|We were quiet taken with Fido in the front yard of a house along the way to the pool.|
|We wondered just how long it will be before some bright spark out to make a development buck decides that a fancy schmancy marina needs to be built here.|
|There's the pool.|
|Local schools requested that the pool be re-opened after Malabar became clean again (monitoring shows that it is), and funds were promised by the Premier, and local MP, Bob Carr. He "cut the ribbon" for reopening in 1997.|
|There are both stairs and a ramp in. Three sets of stairs.|
|There's a shower by the pool. The nearest toilets (and more showers) are in a modern facility in the park behind the beach. No hand soap! Toilets very clean.|
|Hooks in the rock face on which to hang your stuff.|
|Back at the beach, we discovered a paddleboard school was about to begin.|
|Surely a contender for the Best View Enjoyed By A Toilet Block Award|
|Top marks for a soap dispenser. And a tiny hand basin!|