Yesterday was the first walk of the year for our hiking group. Five of us met up at 6am in Drysdale to walk the Bellarine Rail Trail to Queenscliff . This rail trail is a lovely walk, mostly flat and quite picturesque with it’s windy trails. The walk into Queenscliffe along the Swan Bay foreshore was stunning. I often think I should live near the water as it always seems to calm me and makes me feel that all is right with the world.
We had a coffee stop at a beautiful garden cafe in Queenscliffe. We then set off for the return trip which was slightly uphill for much of the way. It was great to see so many cyclists, including families, out enjoying the trail. As much as I was loving this walk, as a regular cyclist I found myself thinking how much I would enjoy riding this trail also.
The walk was 34ks. I was really surprised to see my Heart Rate Monitor show total calories was 3168. I am not sure why it was so high as the walk was mostly flat, with just a few inclines, but we did try to set a decent pace. We all seemed to pull up well at the end, even though we were feeling a bit weary. It was great to catch up with the girls for the first time this year.
As we were walking, we discussed naming our group. More news to come on that.