Week #24 – Bald Head Walk

The Bald Head Walking Trail is situated on the very eastern end of the Torndirrup National Park.  At just over 13km in length, the track flows over the Flinders Peninsula and takes walkers out to the exposed granite outcrop that looks deep into the Southern Ocean.  Views along the way take in the beautiful King George Sound where the water was calm, while on the other side of the peninsula large waves broke onto a raw coastline.  I walked the track with my good friends Tom, Sam and Brad over an easy 5 hour period.  We didn’t rush, but stopped to take plenty of pictures and admire our surroundings.  Reaching Bald head, we cooled our heels and had a 45 minute lunch break.  Tom boiled his billy for a cup of hot tea.  It was a fantastic spot to sit and eat, and we spotted several passing whales.  The Bald Head Walk can be challenging in places and the weather changeable, but we all agreed that it was definitely not as difficult as described in the trail books.  If you do decide to do it, and I highly recommend you do, take plenty of water, wear some sturdy shoes and of course, don’t forget your billy for a hot cup of tea.

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