Distance: 15 km
Grade: Moderate (this is my assessment and totally subjective 😊)
Today and tomorrow are short days which means we get much needed rest time. There is a small beach section coming up today but am trying not to think about it at the moment.
Today takes us around the edge of cape Bridgewater, past a famous fur seal colony, and skirts Bridgewater Bay – where there is a cafe before reaching Trewalla Camp.
Since it was a nice short day we took our time and managed to take in some of the sights. Nothing was happening at the Blow Holes which was a bit disappointing.
The rock pool below was formed by gas trapped in the lava flow during a volcanic eruption.
The seal colony was cool to watch for a bit – quite a bit of action down there. Apparently this is the only mainland breeding site for Australia and New Zealand fur seals.
Ahhhhh…..a bridgey burger, 2 Gatorade and an ice cream later I was full and happy 😉 We were so full Frank and I went and sat under a tree for a while before continuing on to camp.
The camp was only a few kilometers from the bay. Looking back it is rewarding to see how far we have walked today.
Last night I had to cut the dead skin off my blister as it was filling up with sand making it very sore to walk on. Not sure what I was doing with the side angle video – but oh well…
I noticed today that my legs are feeling a lot better and not quite so sore, my overall walking pace has increased, walking up hills and steep inclines is easier and I reckon if I was walking for another week or so, I’d have found my ‘Trail legs’. 😊