The 70th birthday present tour was organised by Maree’s sister as a surprise. Maree has never been on a motorcycle and Brigid thought it would be a different (and unforgettable) present. It was! Maree and her husband John loved their tour around the Northern Beaches.
Our trike rider Syl, picked them up from their home in Curl Curl. The passengers didn’t know what to expect, all they knew was they needed to be home. So you can imagine the look of surprise on their faces. ?
Queenscliff and Manly Beaches
Firstly they rode along the beautiful coastline to Queenscliff and along Queenscliff Beach. It really could be called North Manly Beach because they join each other. This lead them to Manly so they rode through Manly and past the famous Manly Beach. They followed the coastline part of the way until they had to leave it to drive over the Spit Bridge. The views from here are spectacular. So far, the 70th birthday present tour was taking our passengers to beautiful scenic places.
The Spit Bridge
The Spit Bridge is a steel and concrete girder bridge with a bascule lift span across the Middle Harbour. It was opened on 19 November 1958, taking the place of the first Spit Bridge was , a timber low–level bridge. Before the wodden bridge, there was a hand-operated punt service began in 1850 and continued until 1889, when it was replaced by a steam punt.
Next, the rode to the gorgeous and much loved Balmoral Beach. It is a very popular beach for Sydneysiders, just around the corner from the Sydney Heads. Balmoral Beach is as expansive as most of the city’s ocean beaches, but its harbourside position means it’s shielded from winds and big waves, so the calm waters provide a sheltered swimming enclosure and lovely picnic spots.
However, the hour was almost up so Syl turned around and rode them back home. In conclusion, the 70th birthday present tour was a huge success. A very fun and memorable birthday present. Even though our passengers live in the area, the views look so different from the back of a trike!