Wineglass Bay-Maria Island
Campsite Elevation: 64ft/20m
It was a relaxed 5km/3mi walk out from Wineglass Bay. We’ve heard it can be a busy day hike, but our timing was good leaving in the morning before many venture out. If anyone goes in from the side of the day hike, I recommend walking the full beach to really see the view on the far side where we camped and to also see the greener clear ocean water. The lighting and view just wasn’t the same on the other end where many day hikers seem to stop and turn around.
We had seen photos of the Painted Cliffs, so I was worried I wouldn’t be surprised, but we both were quite entertained by them. We got the short stretch of unique rock along the coast all to ourselves, and it was pretty awe inspiring. I know many would like the sunset light on the rocks, but I was excited to have the dark skies and clouds to add to it. We too sooo many photos that it was tough not to choose took many to post. Here are some of my favorites.
On the walk back, we saw our third wombat of the trip. It was sooo cute!
We made it back with plenty of time to eat dinner and get settled in our tents before the rain started around 7:15pm. It hasn’t been as heavy as we anticipated, but once again, it isn’t even 8pm, and the pitter patter is lulling me to sleep. The only thing keeping me awake is a nearby school group with about 50 kids around 11yrs old that have yet to quiet down. I was up for almost 2hrs in the middle of the night last night when I fell asleep too early, so I’m going to try to stay up and watch an episode of Downton Abbey. I’ve made it to the third season. The end of the finale of season two was enchantingly perfect. Still can’t believe I didn’t jump on the DA bandwagon sooner! Not much that can beat a day like today and ending it nuzzled in a down sleeping bag watching a show as rain falls on the tent.