Climbing great heights up sculpted rock pathways, walking in dark moss filled rainforest, looking over steep cliff edges to the dark blue ocean below; being in awe of the spring wildflowers, gifted with a gentle breeze and blues skies, revisiting a place where I spent my childhood and early teens… has been a joy.
I’ve been visiting the beautiful apple isle, Tasmania for the last three weeks in the good company of the Coffs Coast Sole Sisters, my women walking buddies. We had our packs and our excitement to support us as we embarked upon the magnificent Three Capes walk on Tassie’s south east peninsula. A four day hike in beautiful, cool yet sunny and still weather which is quite remarkable given the islands notorious shifting weather patterns in one day.
After traversing the Three Capes we explored further afield on the peninsular and then travelled to Bruny Island. I laughed so much my belly ached. I sat in stillness under a spring sky surrounded by wild beauty. I ached from walking just beyond my comfort zone. I celebrated that I made it to the end of the trip. It was wonderful, it was challenging and I did it!
My last week was in the company of a very dear yoga teacher friend, Fi, and her two children. We stayed at Roaring Beach and on our last day headed out to the southern most tip of Australia, Cockle Beach, for a walk and a swim. The sky came over dark and it rained heavily for about ten minutes and, as it does down there, the wind dropped and the sun came out in time for us to have a swim… well a quick dip as the water has Antarctic ice in it for sure!
This video from Discover Tasmania captures the spirit of The Three Capes where I walked.
We all need to find our wild nature. Being in wild places is my medicine.