From Refuge Cove, we summited Kersops Peak, the peak of Cape Wellington, and continued on to Little Waterloo Bay. This leg of the hike was 7.0 kilometers long and was rated moderate/hard with an expected hike time of 2 hours. The hike to the summit was indeed more strenuous than the hike to Refuge Cove, but the scenery and view from the top were incredible. After reaching the summit of Kersops Peak, the trail led down the other side of Cape Wellington, through unspoiled forests and more verdant gullies. The hike eventually led down to the Bay, which sat at the mouth of a small river and was ringed by yet another beautiful white sand beach with large boulders at one end with campsites located just off the beach in the trees. At dusk, I saw one of the most beautiful sunset views I have ever seen. From the beach facing the bay, the sun set to the right casting an orange glow over the sparse clouds in the sky. To the left, the moon rose over the pile of boulders at the mouth of the river, and the white sand of the beach provided a stark contrast against the dark blue water of the bay.
After enjoying the sunset and dinner on the beach, we headed back to camp for the night where we were again visited by two possums. Whether they were the same two from the night before, I can’t be sure. We watched their eyes glow from the light of our headlamps and chatted a while before retiring for the night.
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