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Nov 22, 2018 - Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island 19 November Up with the sun again, bloody corellas! There is a large flock or should I say cacophony, of these very pretty but extremely noisy birds. Sulphur- crested cockatoos and crimson corellas all added to the noise! A kangaroo bounded across the field below our site and a couple of emus tried to find a way over/past the fence surrounding the site. Great view of Kangaroo Island in the early morning sun. Strong winds, but now from the north - hot and dry, and cloud was building, as forecast. Breakfasted, eating the last...

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OZ and Tassie

Nov 18, 2018 - Portland to Cape Jervis

17 November Woken very early by the birds, corellas, lots of them, all saying good morning to each other, many times! Well at least we could get on the road at a reasonable hour. It was a beautiful day, almost cloudless and the sunshine was warm, even if there was still that cool breeze. Just as we were going into the camp kitchen to make breakfast I had a double take - there on the ground was a koala, ambling along, until he spotted us then he sort of ran, a gait a bit like a rabbit, to the nearest tree. What he didn’t realise until he...

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OZ and Tassie

Nov 15, 2017 - Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island is Australia’s third largest island separated from the mainland 10,000 years ago. Aboriganal people lived here 16,000 years ago but not for the last 2000 years. Captain Matthew Flinders arrived here in 1802 en route from the UK to Sydney happy to find plentiful food for his crewand named the island in honour of the feats they had there. From 1803 the island was visited by sealers and whales exploiting the natural resources of the island. Independent settlers also arrived thought to be mainly escaped convicts. Today a large...

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gerviv in Oz

Jan 3, 2016 - Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island 12-31-15 Evening: We left Adelaide today at 3 pm, in 100 degree heat. Our bus drove south to Cape Jervis, along the Fleurieu Peninsula, about 2 hours. Pretty country, but so dry. From Cape Jervis we took the ferry across the "Backstairs Passage" strait to Penneshaw, Kangaroo Island, and from there a smaller bus to Kingscote, KI. Our room here has an ocean view; it's very close. Now we are enjoying ocean breezes and cooler temps. Happy New Year! 1-1-2016 Morning: The pleasing ocean breezes became relentless winds, howling...

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May 16, 2012 - Musings

Well we've been here in Australia for 5 months now...how quickly the time seems to go. I had a dream about central heat last night...hmmmm bizarre I know..but let me explain...it's fall here and although the days are lovely and often sunny and in the teens....the nights are cold...there was actually frost on the fields when I drove to work this morning....and so although we have a wood stove and we are very thankful to Cathy and Eddie for a full shed of wood...we are toasty warm in the evenings....but when the fire dies in the night...let...

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May 6, 2012 - May Days

It's kinda funny how life in Australia has become normal...although it never gets old, I saw a koala walking on the side of the road, on my drive to work the other day, and thought..oh there's a koala...didn't even stop to take a closer look....that's when you know you've been in oz for awhile. I can find my way to several places without the GPS...although still need it for heaps of places. It's getting cooler here...was down around 7 the other night...Maya and I have the fire going in the fireplace which takes the chill out, have put the...

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Apr 14, 2012 - 1/4 done

Well it's hard to believe, but our exchange is 1/4 done...time flies! It's fall here now...but most people don't know what I'm talking about when I say that...it's autumn. It's odd getting used to the mixed up seasons...I kept telling people I was looking forward to the spring holidays...(which are in April) which is actually fall. Anyway, I'm on holidays now. It seems like the school year has just started and we get a break already. 10 weeks on and 2 weeks off, seems to really rejuvenate a person. My mom, Maya and I have been to Kangaroo...

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Nov 1, 2011 - Off to Kangaroo Island

Today we head off on our tour from Kangaroo Island. When we did our phone checkin on Saturday, Phil talked to the tour company, and adjusted our pickup from downtown Adelaide to “The South Road” about 10 minutes from their house. That allowed us an extra hour’s sleep (pickup was at 7:30AM at bus stop 55). Pickup was smooth, and a large coach took us to the ferry terminal for our ½ ride to KI. There we were picked up by our guide, Greg. This tour has a full bus (24?), mostly French speaking (Swiss & French I believe). To round it out there...

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Feb 3, 2011 - Kangaroo Island - Tag 2

Am heutigen Tag konnten wir gemütlich „ausschlafen“, d.h. Russell meinte, dass wir erst zwischen 07.30 und 08.00 abfahren werden … Was uns dann aber erwartete, war einfach nur überwältigend: Tiere aller Art so weit das Auge reicht! Aber alles der Reihe nach. Am Morgen machten wir einen kleinen Bushwalk beim „Koala Walk“. Es hatte tatsächlich fast auf jedem Baum einen Koala, aber auch viele Papageien und … natürlich Känguruhs. Nach einer kurzen Fahrt war ein Halt beim Flinders Chase angesagt mit einem stündigen Marsch zur Snake Lagoon....

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Jan 30, 2011 - Kangaroo Island--where are the kangaroos?

Yesterday we visited Kangaroo Island. We left the hostel at 610am and didn't get back until 1030pm! We started off with about 1.75 hour coach bus ride to the Ferry. Along the ride we got to see some vineyards, olive orchards, and even a fair number of kangaroos! They are awesome :) We drove through a lot of rolling hills and small towns--beautiful countryside. We then took about an hour ferry ride to the island. We boarded another coach bus for about another hour drive to our first stop. Along the way the driver told us all sorts of...

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Nina's Travels

Mar 15, 2010 - Kangaroo Island

A 100k drive south of Adelaide takes us to Cape Jarvis and a 1 hour ferry trip to Kangaroo Island. This is the third largest Island off Oz and we are here for the wild life. First the Pelican feeding - larger and whiter than their US cousins. Second Fairy (but now to be politically correct little) Penguins - fantastic creatures that come ashore into burrows at night. We have just learnt about the BA cabin crew strike and guess what we are due to fly back from Singapore during the second strike period - I guess we will just have to stay here!

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