Wow, what a trip! Waterfalls, mountain tops, beaches, gorges, abseiling, kayaking, hiking, plus a winery, cidery, honery and coffery…ok we made up new words too! Check out this quick highlights video.
This weekend was all about firsts for me, my first long distance walk, my first overnight hike, my first time carrying all my camping gear to the destination, and was it all worth it, absolutely! I’m not sure what I expected from a weekend walking in Wilsons Promontory, but it far exceeded any expectations. It was not the easiest thing i’ve ever done, but my god it was worth it, just for the peaceful, picture perfect beaches! So after slipping and sliding my way through the muddy trails on the first day I was so happy to reach the beautiful beach at Sealers cove, even on a rainy day the spirit of the beach couldn’t be dampened. Of course, anyone who knows me, knows i’m a water baby, so I had to reward myself at the end of the first 16k’s by running into the ocean at Refuge cove, fortunately we were camping less than a minute from the beach. The best part about these beaches, you have to walk to get to them, so they usually completely empty. Day two is where the real struggle began as my calves burned on the hilly climbs, and sweated dripped from my forehead in the beautiful sun, but all this was outweighed by the white sand beaches and spectacular bush views. As my legs burned I could see the end was within sight and powered on, walkin in step with my fellow bushwalkers from Take Shape Adventures to climb the final hill. I have never felt so good after so much excercise! It may have been my first overnight hike, but it definitely won’t be my last, although I may not walk in my knitted runners and fleece lined ski pants next time! Here’s the video.
Another amazing weekend! You guys did so well and we are super proud of all of you, especially those who had no idea what they were getting themselves into, and said “yes” to living life. What an achievement it was. We were lucky with the weather, and enjoyed spending a stunning weekend with amazing scenery, yummy food and a fantastic and inspirational group of people who all contributed to making this weekend memorable. You should all be proud of your achievement!
Check out a quick picture show here.
Ummm, I don’t think anyone saw a Bunyip because they were all too busy sweating up the massive hill we climbed. Great work to those who came along today, it was a muddy, tree hopping, hill climbing delight! Check it out here.
Beautiful blue skies greeted our walkers today. The few steep sections along this walk got the heart rate going, but there was plenty of interesting geology to keep us occupied, like looking at old seafloor sand that has been hardened and turned on its side. A few stops were required to calm the heart rate as we ascended from the valley floor; however once we reached the plateau the wind was strong enough to blow away any last cobwebs. After some lookouts and distracted navigation, we descended a rocky trail back to the valley floor for a familiar TSA homemade lunch of soups and bread, with a cake to wash it down. Here is short video of the walk.
There was plenty of banter in the lead up to this walk about the temperature and if we were going to get a dusting a of snow that the nearby Grampians had just received. Although the temperature did reach 0 degrees, we unfortunately didn’t get the snow but the clear calm weather made for absolutely brilliant winter walking conditions. With quality sleeping bags, and some TSA effort to bring in extra blankets paid off with warm hikers, a great campfire and yummy food including wine, damper and s’mores (which a client thoughtfully brought and we hadn’t heard of before!) The walking was pretty much up on day one then down on day two and with lots of views and great single track for the entire journey. We’ll be going again so Like us on Facebook to keep informed, and check out the video HERE.
Fantastic weekend away with you guys and girls, you all did so well especially those that haven’t ridden for a while or kayaked before! What a great mix of activity, relaxation and yummy food (and exploding kittens, and Steve running!) Learning new games, trying new experiences and making new friends – a weekend we all needed and deserved. Thanks for your participation and see you for another next adventure soon. Have a look at our short video on Youtube.
With some big firsts on this trip, first overnight carry, first tent, first time to Sealers Cove. Our participants had a wonderful weekend, enjoyed great company and sipped wine on the beach while watching a setting sun and felt the aches of carrying a backpack slowly ease with each sip! Check out a few images of how wonderful this walk can be.
We were joined by a wonderful group of clients who endured a weekend of fun, challenges, water, teddy bears, surfing, food, walking, beaches, horse riding, yummy desserts and so much more! They didn’t cook, they didn’t clean (although we offered for everyone to hang around!) Everyone pushed their limits trying new challenges too upon themselves a new sense of adventure.
Our location at Anglesea in victoria plus the awesome weather meant our beach and water activities were just right and our on site activities were not too hot either. It was a packed weekend with just that little bit of down time to allow for a great weekend.
Have a quick look at our two minute highlights video on Youtube.