Walk For Wellness 2014 – with RAW TravelBy event participant Paige Fitzroy.
On Friday 21 November (2014), a group of 11 patients, staff, family and friends of Epworth set off on the 2014 Walk for Wellness along Victoria’s magnificent Great Ocean Walk to raise funds to assist country patients to gain access to cancer treatment at Epworth.
The 3-day hike organised by the Epworth Medical Foundation took in the highlights of the Great Ocean Walk from Apollo Bay to the Twelve Apostles.
After setting up base at Bimbi Park, our walk commenced at Blanket Bay where we got our first taste of the spectacular beaches, secluded bays and stunning coastline that we were to enjoy for next couple of days.
Highlights included seeing a number of koalas in their natural habitat, walking on pristine beaches, stumbling across breath-taking coastal views and a visit to the historic Cape Otway Lightstation, including a guided beach tour by Mark Brack (son of the last lighthouse keeper) whose knowledge of the area’s ecology, prehistoric significance and more recent maritime history was very entertaining.
Our hosts at Bimbi Park, Frank and Katrina, provided a welcome retreat at either ends of the day but we were most grateful to our Raw Travel guides, Jo and Angela, who safely and expertly guided us each day to ensure our maximum enjoyment. Nothing was too much trouble.
Our trip concluded at the Twelve Apostles viewing deck on Sunday afternoon with a well-earned glass of champagne and many celebratory photos.