Wilsons Prom – Refuge Cove

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.

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