233-Beach hiking

Show notes

This may seem like a strange topic for a hiking blog but there are a number of walks both in Australia and overseas that involve close contact with the ocean. Recently we did the Great Ocean Walk on the Victorian coastline and discovered that practices we take for granted in walking along beaches and rock platforms, as well as crossing inlets, aren’t always widely known.

In this podcast episode we discuss considerations for hiking on the coast to help keep you safe as well as helping you enjoy your hike. To get the best from this episode follow along with the written version of this podcast for images, videos, and diagrams that will help put images to the words.

Podcast Overview

  • Podcast introduction
    • Episode introduction (time index 0:01:27)
    • Brief introduction to beach hiking (time index 0:02:51)
      • Basic terms (time index 0:02:51)
      • To beach or not to beach (time index 0:06:18)
      • Sand walking (time index 0:10:33)
      • Rock walking (time index 0:16:05)
      • Inlet Crossing (time index 0:17:25)
  • Tim and Gill brief wrap up (time index 0:27:45)
  • Close (time index 0:32:15)

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