Who cares if it's raining, our planned "excursion" went ahead. We headed north towards Manly, then another 30klm north to the end of the peninsula. This is Palm Beach (playground of the rich and famous) (and us) on Broken Bay. We'd planned a swim at the Basin, a beautiful camping and picnic spot accessible only by ferry, but it was definitely not the day for that! Undeterred, we took the round trip on the ferry then found a cosy pub serving sausages and mash. My kids will have fond memories of picnic days at the Basin, lugging all the gear down that long jetty; those beautiful houses are from another part of Broken Bay - they have to get the ferry or use their own boat to get in and out. I'm undecided as to whether that would be great or a huge nuisance!!