A Canadian in Australia- 30 days. Day 27 - Wilson Promonotory National Park - The Big Drift and Darby Beach.


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March 25th 2019
Published: March 25th 2019
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It was a quiet day today partly due to the weather. With a prediction of rain in the afternoon I wanted to cram one hike in before so I headed to the Big Drift within the Prom. The Big Drift is " an expansive landscape of inland sand dunes". Sounded interesting to me so off I went. The trail there was about 1.2 km in length one-way. When the trail hit the sand dune is when the fun started. To get to the top of the dune you had to climb up the steep bank of sand about 20 metres high. Tough going, 12 inches up, 6 inches back. When I finally did make it to the top more fun. There was a full-blown wind storm. One needed to be wearing goggles as the wind was blowing the sand everywhere. You could feel it sting your legs it was blowing so hard. I was hoping to walk a bit on the dune but the wind had other ideas. I probably walked about 200 metres and had to turn around. There was a warning on how easy it is to get lost on the dunes. Enough said. Now if only I can find the trail down! Sure enough the rain came that afternoon. I waited a half an hour till it stopped and started my second hike to Darby Beach. After about a km in the rain started again. Since I was so close I carried on as I wanted to see the beach. Luckily the rain stopped quickly and I made it to the beach. There, the wind as well was creating havoc. The surf, waves and wind were quite wild. After a few pictures I retreated back to the trail for the hike back. By now it was around 3 PM so I figured I would call it a day.


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Darby Beach

Big surf


25th March 2019
Climbing to the Big Drift

Looks like fun to go up! nice soft sand.
25th March 2019
Big Drift

Big! like a mini-desert
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Big Drift

Beautifull, untouch area
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Path to Darby Beach

beautifull too, really Wilson Promonotory is a place to go!
25th March 2019
Darby Beach

Maybe inviting to surf..but not to swim!!..not too many algae, quite clean ocean bottom
25th March 2019
Darby Beach

Looks like a one piece rock, beautifull place.
25th March 2019
Darby Beach

Superbe, thanks for these pictures

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