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.
Transfer my comment from the previous post to this post, in the process of typing that, you must have put this one out there for us to read…so my binge reading sadly ends here and the wait now begins for updates to come to my email inbox 🙁
Haha, I’m so sorry. Sadly there’s only about two weeks left before a hiatus between seasons:)
I know, don’t remind me 🙁 That really will be like season finale cliff hanger!
Hopefully Griggs will keep up with his Instagram and it will fill the time between Wired seasons. If so, Griggs’ instagram will be the hiking blog equivalent of the TV show Big Brother. Big Brother is one of my favorites because it fills the gap between normal TV seasons.
Oh I soooo miss watching BB since I started hiking. I was actually just talking about it the other day and how if I don’t leave for too long this summer, maybe I could watch it, ha! Someone recently thanked Griggs for “instablogging.” We like that term and he will surely be doing it on the CDT starting in May.
BB starts at the end of June I believe this year. It is great because you don’t have to watch previous seasons to enjoy the current season.
Yes, thank you Griggs for instablogging! I look forward to his instablogs on the CDT!
And, for the record, no clue how I stumbled upon your blog. I’ve never thought about hiking before even though my dad section hikes the AT (I was totally waiting for him and his twin brother to show up in your blog)..but your blog makes me want to HIKE…or at least read the blog or instagram of someone who HIKES. Maybe one day I’ll get out there. 🙂
Oh that’s so cool. I do love the random followers that stumble across it out of nowhere. Thanks for saying hi:)
Wow – the painted cliffs are beautiful – almost unreal!! So glad that you share these amazing pictures with us. The wombat is so cute – not sure about meeting one on the trail tho. Good luck on the next “leg” of your hike.
Those painted cliffs are cool. Do you have the history of why they look like that?
I love those painted cliffs, and of course love the wombat.
Amazing Race starts tonight, and last night’s Survivor episode was. GREAT!
I have seen every U.S. Big Brother since season 1.
They are gradually ruining it. Too much manipulation by viewers . Even the viewers hated most of that because CBS allowed people to set up free accounts so voted for skewed.
And as I become more active in my life, I kind of recent the time it takes. But with flashback ability in feeds we can go back and catch things. And they added a second season that was all online last year. Back in the earlier seasons I was a live feed transcriber at tvclubhouse.com and we spent hours typing in real-time as things happened. Crazy!
Did you hear about the new dinosaur tracks found in Western Australia? Large and interesting.
II will definitely have withdrawals in your off season… Instagram doesn’t let me see everything on my Amazon devices and not well on Windows 10. So far.
In the Pyrenees there are a lot of marmots, that sit and survey passing walkers, and after my last trip there I succumbed and bought a stuffed toy marmot that sits in my office, and whistles its warning call whenever someone comes in the room .. before you leave you might like to cast around for a stuffed toy wombat Erin, as a memento. Do they make a noise at all?
No, no noise that we’ve noticed. Just lots of square poops left in funny places.
I have a toy stuffed Kiwi.. No noise, no poops, Square or otherwise.. Just a gift my friends from Christchurch brought.
Kiwis are oddly endearing creatures.
I think you have met some good ones.. Guilty Wallaby, Innocent little pademelon, Macho boxing kangaroos… remember way back to the sprinting pigs?
Giant spiders and blood stealing leeches.. Not the great ones.. But interesting.
But Square Poops? Hmm
The painted cliffs made my heart start beating faster. Strikingly gorgeous!