Each path takes about 20-30 minutes to complete. I chose the Coastal Path as a gentle sea breeze blows across North Head.
Around a few curves and a rugged coastline with black rocks can be seen from above.
Near the end of the Coastal Path I discover a tunnel entrance but I am a bit nervous to explore it without a flashlight.
Thanks to my camera flash, I am rewarded with a bit of history left behind in the form of railroad tracks that were used to move artillery and machinery into various positions around the fort.
Retracing my steps I find another tunnel darker than the first but I can see no light at the end of it. I am nervous but my curiosity is peeked. I set my camera flash to manual-on and with my heart racing I run in a sprint into total darkness.
Just as I am thinking “What the hell am I doing?”.…..IT HITS ME! Light is shining down a set of staircase that takes me out of the abyss.
Along Vauxhall Rd a short stop to quench my thirst with a “Creamin Soda” and I make way through another cute neighborhood to summit Mt. Victoria Reserve.
School lets out as head back towards the ferry and the air is filled with “cute” little accents. “Come on Charlie, let's take the crossing”.
The walk back offers numerous shops, restaurants and bakeries. An alluring scent and I can't resist the temptation to enjoy a date filled scone... Dr Atkins be dammed.