Monday, 10 April 2017

Orford

Monday 10th April 2017

Towards Spring Beach
Today was not a typical bush walk because it was mostly all on formed tracks and was rather flat, but never the less it was a good walk of 15.0 kms.
We started at a car park at Raspins Beach and walked southwards along the coast to the bridge over the Prosser River. After crossing the bridge we carried on along the good track.
Raspins Beach and Maria Island

Raspins Beach and Luther Point

Bridge over Orford Rivulet

Orford Rivulet
The track crossed Orford Rivulet and carried on parallel to Orford Beach before leading down to Shelly Beach, along which we walked for a short time before regaining the track. Just up ahead we stopped for a snack on a convenient log at Luther Point.
Shelly Beach

Shelly Beach

Sandstone on Shelly Beach

At Luther Point

Old Boat Winch at Luther Point
After Luther Point the track gradually climbed up around Quarry Point, where there were really good views and then descended to Spring Beach, which we decided was to be our destination. We could have carried on to Stapleton Beach but opted not to. It was a pleasant spot for an early lunch.
Prosser Bay

Example of good track at Quarry Point

Maria Island

Prosser Bay

Spring Beach

Maria Island and Spring Beach

Token Seagull

Northern Tip of Spring Beach

Spring Beach

Sandstone Cliffs Spring Beach
After lunch we simply retraced our steps to the car.
This was a very good easy walk with great coastal scenery.
Distance: 15.0 kms.
Time: 3'58"
Ascent: 180 metres
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