Friday, 3 April 2015
It's been a while since I've completed and/or written up a Great Walk - so this was a pretty great one to get back on the wagon with.
As always the kids were super keen to walk! Actually it was such a beautiful day and location they really didn't need too much persuasion.
The walk was a coastal out and back from the car park/paddock to a huge granite boulder called Castle Rock. So we were mostly on beaches with small bits of headland in between. The rocks were as orange as I've ever seen them to be.
And whilst I grumbled along the way that the rocks we run past while we are orienteering at St Helens are probably at least as big, when we got there it did turn out to be quite big indeed!
and now it's even bigger! That's Jon standing below it to the left
After we checked it out Jon took his 2nd nude swim for the year..
Quite different conditions to his first one in the snow and ice behind Drammen!
After we played around the rock for a bit longer we headed back to the car. I should mention that although the signs and website say the walk takes 1.5 hours, we walked pretty fast and even ran bits, and we would have been pushing to do it in 50-55 minutes each way without time to enjoy it when we got there. As it was we took around 2-.2.5 hours all up.
On our way home we stopped at Sawyers Beach which has once been rated as Australia's best beach. I disagree though - it's nice but I recon we passed 5 nicer ones already today.
THe view across to the Strzlecki range is pretty nice though - I'm hoping we get to tackle that tomorrow with the full crew. Since I began writing I've had news that Andy and Alexa are on their way.