West Head is a scenic plateau overlooking the ocean, embedded in a National Reserve, just 30 minutes from Sydney.
Marine creatures, from dolphins, seals and penguins to huge whales like the humpback whale, travel from Antarctica to warmer, tropical climates to raise their young.
For the day out, I dressed up in a summary shift dress, comfortable sunny Pretty Ballerina and a straw hat to protect myself from the strong Aussie sun.
On the way to West Head, drive through bush land
Humpback whales and Southern right whales are often seen playing in shallow coastal waters, sometimes just beyond the surfline.