Hike to Hakea Campsite
I was awake by 5:30am and listening to the birds. I wanted to be gone from camp early today because l had a side trip to do after setting up camp at Hakea campsite.
It was a 14km hike to the next camp site and then a 10km side trip.
I was away by 7am heading out of camp and down to Snake Lagoon. It was a misty morning with low clouds. I saw a few wallabies before l got to Snake Lagoon but they were too quick for me to get a photo.
After Snake Lagoon you make your way back up a rocky headland before making your way down to the beach section of this days hike.
I wasn’t looking forward to walking on the soft sand but l actually really enjoyed this part of the walk. It was peaceful and all l could hear was the lapping of the waves onto the sand and rocks. And it was still a misty morning.
After the 2km beach section you head back up onto the rocky rough trail along the cliff top. It is hard going along this section and you need to watch your steps as the rocks are loose. I was buggered when l finally got into camp, it was certainly a hard trail to walk on. I even got blisters for the first time in over a year.
I was lucky enough to see an Eagle flying in the sky looking for her next meal.
Once at the camp l set up my tent then had lunch and decided l better make my way down to Admirals Arch as it is a 10km return hike, which would be another four hours walking.
The trail was just like the cliff top trail, very rough and rocky.
The sun was out and it was a lovely day to do this walk down to see the New Zealand Fur Seals.
On this walk you had amazing views along the cliff and you got to see Weirs Cove, where they once hauled supplies up the 90 metre cliff for the Lighthouse keepers. Oh and that’s the only way people could get up as well back in those days lol.
As you leave Weirs Cove you can see the lighthouse, this lighthouse was built in 1909.
Then continue down to Admirals Arch to see the Fur Seals basking in the sun.
I was lucky to get there to see a pup playing with her mum. It was pretty cute to watch.
Then you return to camp the way you came. Oh my poor feet. They were very sore.
I didn’t last long tonight, l was a sleep before 7pm.