Wilsons Prom

oz_wils-promIt was a beautiful mix of mountains and sea. A geographic feature known as a promontory (like a peninsula) juts out just 3 hours southeast of Melbourne to form the southern most tip of the Australian mainland.

Carl, Pete, and I finally got away from the city and pulled into a rainy carivan park, found a camping site around 9pm and set up our tent on the soggy ground. It continued to rain through the next morning as we packed up and set out on a 40 km journey over hills, along beaches, up peaks, and through valleys. The clouds moved on over the next night and the second day was clear and beautiful. It nearly transformed the land to a tropical paradise with terquoise blue water and sparkling white sand beaches.

As we arrived back at the car, the rain caught up with us again and greyed the sky over like the day we started. Full circle, with wonderful discoveries along the way.

About the author

Adventure Correspondent Cameron L. Martindell is a freelance adventure travel and expedition writer, photographer and filmmaker who founded Offyonder.com in 2000. He has contributed to Elevation Outdoors Magazine, The Gear Junkie, National Geographic, The Christian Science Monitor, The New York Times, The Washington Post, Outside, Backpacker, Wired, Australian Geographic, Mountainzone.com and others. He has been to all seven continents and lived on five of them, including a four-month stint at the South Pole. Cameron has more than 10 years of mountain search and rescue experience, is an Eagle Scout, has been an Australian bush firefighter, competes in sailing regattas, plans national and international youth programs, guides Oregon rafting trips and Australian bush backpacking trips.


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