Section 4: Balquidder to Waitpinga
Waitpinga is an Aboriginal name meaning home of the wind. An exposed beach, we definitely witnessed the effect of the wind whipping up the waves. A perfect day for walkers, we made our way easily without being blown around.
While the surf is fabulous it can also be extremely dangerous. Parsons beach may be a safer option. Our walk took us along both. We finished at Waitpinga Campground in the Newland Head Conservation Park. Excerpt from Friends of Heysen and Fleurieu Peninsula Tourist info
We began by walking along 4 km of gravel road. To avoid walkers scattering to the left and right when a car approached, we were forewarned to follow orders! Depending on the direction of the car, the Leader or Tail End Charlie called out “CAR”. We relayed the call along the group until everyone heard and moved hard right. By about the 4th car we looked like a well-drilled experienced hiking group. Thanks Mark!
Thanks Margaret, what a great shot from the support vehicle on top of the hill.
We had been forewarned about the creek crossing. Known to flow at waist deep we were lucky to make it across with it barely touching the tops of toes. Still, for some of us it took careful negotiation on slippery rocks.
Excerpts from Mark Fletcher email