30/12/2017 – Point Possession Heritage Trail
Starting along the beautiful cliffs above Whalers Cove, the walk takes you through wildflower filled woodlands and on towards the loop section that lets you walk along the pristine Brambles Beach. The climb up to Point Possession provides some of the best views of King George Sound before you head down to the picture perfect Barker Bay Beach. The blue line on the above map shows this walk.
Just setting off we can see snorkelers on the left and fishermen on the right. Seeing them fishing on those flat rocks reminds me that many people have lost their lives rock fishing in rough weather, hard to imagine in this weather, but a large wave could easily wash somebody from those rocks.
Nice to see some Banksia bushes along the way.
After a short climb we can see where we are heading, go down, along the pristine beach then up to the point ahead. There was a quarantine station located on the left of the peninsula, for early settlers with contagious diseases. You can see from the map above what an excellent spot this would be for quarantining anybody.
Everyone is happy to get to the beach as it is rather a warm day.
Just look at that beach! We love our country.
Time for a snack, and some have a paddle.
Looking back along the beach I can now also see Bald Head, where I was walking the other day. This is the land the farthest to the left that gradually slopes upwards, you can just make out some of the ups and downs also that we traversed.