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Who Said Anything About Climbing Rocks?

A View Of The Hidden Beach

Day 2 of the Kangaroo Island was supposed to begin with a bush walk.  It all seemed to go according to plan as we made our way to Flinders Chase National Park and started off on a dusty red trail leading into a forest like area.  You could hear a stream nearby as we made our way through the bush.

Once we hit the water, it became very obvious we would have to make our own way to the beach by climbing on/over/around rocks that were scattered everywhere.  Even though my heart was filled with hesitation (I had images of tripping and falling as I’m slightly accident prone), I trekked upwards and onwards.  I jumped over rocks  and scaled them as required.  I may have even slipped on one only to find myself in a fight with a branch hidden behind another rock – I won’t say who won but I think the bruise and scrape on my knee is all to telling.  On the verge of throwing in the towel, the hidden beach was within sight.  Phew.  It was beautiful and worth every exhausting moment it took to get there.

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My Favourite Little Guy from Seal Bay

The journey to Kangaroo Island started at the crack of dawn and many transfers later (small pick up van to charter bus to ferry to Adventure Tours bus), we were finally on our way.  The first thing that our tour guide told us was that Kangaroo Island isn’t the Wildlife Sanctuary that it’s advertised as since two-thirds of it is actually farm land.

That was the one fact that made me break into a cold sweat as I was starting to feel like this could be a miserable two days.  Yup, I travelled miles and miles to wind up in a farming community with seniors and couples.  Don’t get me started on the demographics that made up my particular tour as I’m trying not to bitch about seniors, couples or foreigners refusing to speak English.

Have no fear though, despite the warning and the tour starting off at a sheep shearing farm (something that I’d never ever get to witness in New Zealand…), Kangaroo Island was all I expected and more.  Between Seal Bay, the Koala Sanctuary, and the random kangaroo and wallaby spotting throughout the island, I was happy as a clam.  This trip might not make me the next wild animal whisperer but it’s definitely worth the visit.

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