After finishing off some work and checking out of the hotel by noon, I took a bus out to Bronte Beach and walked from there round the headlands to the more famous Bondi Beach. Fabulous day: hot, blue sky but with a light breeze. The sea was pretty choppy though: great waves for the surfers but the breakers and undertow made it dangerous for casual swimming so didn't try. Could get used to this, but before long had to return to the city, pick up my suitcase and catch a flight home. Was all this real?