I concur with your comments. I did the full route this morning for the first time. The path Freo to Woodman is easy to follow, the new part through Coogee and down to Mt Brown was brilliant. Beautifully smooth, lovely scenary and bouquet after the rains, although the post mazes are the worst I have encountered! Long straights with some inclines. The roads that link the two sections going south are: Cross Cockburn Rd at Coogee Jetty, left into and up Major Rd, right into Fawcett, and there are two entries on your right into the park around Lake Coogee, over Russell Rd, through the Brownman Swamp area, fork right, past Mt Brown on your left, and down to the Park at Naval Base.
Only irratation this morning was as another thread has raised, not enough rain to wash the grit thrown up onto the drinks bottles!! And having to give my bike a good hose down!