We made a road trip to Burrington and Canal Rocks on our 4th day. It took us about 2 1/2 hours to get to Burrington which is another city with a very lovely beach.
We had lunch at a place called Zen at Burrington. #LiviaFoong slept half of the journey.
The food at Zen was not bad and the coffee is alright. They even have piccolo latte. The place is a little bit dirty though. Food was scattered all around the floor.
The gang all smiles at Zen.
Some local business cards at the cashier. I guess it’s a way to support your mates.
First time seeing a chimney cleaning card. Amused that such business still exists.
Simmo’s ice cream was the only recommendation on Wikitravel. It has many interesting flavours. I had the Old English Toffee and wife had the Rum and Raisins. William got the licorice flavour and it was black in colour.
The portion was huge. But I think this is the fastest melting ice cream I’ve tried. Probably due to the hot weather. I had ice cream all over my hands.
William’s licorice ice cream melted on his hands and his hands turned black. He looked like he just fixed a car.
Another attraction is the 2km pier. You can take a train to the end of the pier and enter their underwater centre. We were late and we missed the last train.
The end of the pier on the right. It was extremely hot and sunny. Also there were flies everywhere. They always attack our faces.
#LiviaFoong was asleep by the time we got into the car.
Canal Rocks was the highlight of the day. Water was crystal clear and there were no flies! I guess it was because of the strong wind.
#LiviaFoong drove us there. We got there in one piece.
This is the actual Canal Rocks. It’s a formation of rocks. You can actually walk on it and explore the small rock formations. But don’t expect to be saved if anything goes wrong. One wrong step could send you off to the seas.
One dude snorkeled around the rocks. He was fishing there too.
Yada yada. Background about the rocks..
This is where we parked our car. I hiked up the highest rock to get a panaromic view of the place.
The other side of the rocks.
Crystal clear water. I didn’t see any fishes though.
At the small and shallow strait between the rocks
Water was extremely cold. I wonder how could the guy snorkel in such cold water.
Violent seas on the left.
Pier to catch a boat.
This is how the Canal Rocks look like from the top.
Looks like a flattened lizard.