Unlike previous walks along Mangles Bay the tide is low. Can I make it all the way to Point Peron without walking along the road? Unfortunately, no. I did get further along the beach this time (got past the Cruising Yacht Club), but when I hit the Mangles Bay Fishing Club the water was right up against the retaining wall of the clubhouse. Oh well, through the Fishing Clubs carpark to the road it is. Doesn't matter anyway, as the Garden Island Causeway Bridge makes it impossible to walk all the way along the beach to Point Peron. The Garden Island Causeway Bridge is the link between the mainland and the Naval Base stationed on Garden Island, and therefore not accessible to the public. I am a bit apprehensive about getting too close or taking pictures at the entrance to the naval base. The military might think I'm a terrorist and I could soon find myself the victim of waterboarding in a secret torture chamber on Garden Island.
After a short walk along Point Peron Road and the carpark next to the Rockingham Naval Club I find myself at the beach again, this time on the western side of the Garden Island Causeway Bridge. I feel a little bit safer taking pictures of a military base from here.