Day 1 - Sydney to Seven Mile Beach
Distance walked: 15.4 km
This is the first day of the trip! We left our flat early in the morning around 7am and headed one last time to Adeline's job to leave one excess bag there. Even after so many years of traveling, it s surprising how fast things get heavy ones you have to carry them. After a quick coffee there and a last goodbye to Frank (Adeline's employer) we took the direction of Sydney Central station to grab our first train to the south We arrived in a little town called Gerringong around lunch time. About 3km out of town, we start to see the start of what is called the "seven mile beach". This beach which is seven miles long (something like 15km) and as easy as it seemed to be, we chose to hike down that beach with our backpacks. The more we were walking down the beach, the more clouds gathered in the sky forseeing something tat would change a nice beach walk into a not so nice one. After 6km, we found a parking space not so far from the beach where we chose to plant our first camp. Of course, camping insn't allowed as in most places along the NSW east-coast, but that place hadd toilets, gaz BBQs and so it became our home for a night. In the late evening, some german road tripers (4wd) came to stop on that spot too and we shared some drinks and talks with them for a few hours until the storm kicked it. Nothing too bad, but it was time to go to bed anyway, so we called in a night and headed back to our tent.