Southern Ranges: Day Eight

Surprise Bay to South Cape Rivulet

Pounding surf and a dry, grey day.

Stroll along Granite Beach as waves smash the point closest to the fluted cliffs. Explore a small shallow sea cave.

Find the rest of the day challenging in a most tedious way. Follow a track cut inland, composed of deep muddy ruts and tree roots. Endure a lengthy, objectionable trudge downhill from South Cape Range. Maintain constant vigilance underfoot until a boardwalk respite across a buttongrass plain.

Emerge late in the day to ford South Cape Rivulet, and discover a serene camp secreted off the beach by the lagoon.

Approximate walking time and distance: bloody forever, 13km