Robin's Adventures

Australia & New Zealand 2012
Robin & Steve's Adventures Down Under

Admiral's Arch

A short hike from Remarkable Rocks took us to Admiral's Arch and a colony of fur seals.

Flora & Fauna of Flinders Chase National Park

Plants were well adapted to live near the ocean with its salty ocean spray and high winds. One plant that we saw looked almost wilted, but when you looked under the leaves, you could see the well protected flowers.

Cape du Couedic Lighthouse

This lighthouse, built from 2,000 pieces of local sandstone, was constructed between 1906 and 1909. At the time, the area was inaccessible by land and supplies were shipped in to the lighthouse keeper, his two assistants, and their families every three months.

Seal Bay

Spent the latter part of the afternoon observing seals in the fur seal colony at Seal Bay.

Seal Antics

Kangaroos and Canapes

As the sun began to set on Kangaroo Island, we watched the kangaroo feeding on the tasty grass in a field near an old farmhouse. At the same time, we enjoyed tasty treats of our own. We were served beverages and canapes as we observed the kangaroos.

Kangaroo Antics

Kelly Hill Caves

We enjoyed our visit to the Kelly Hill Caves. There were lots of beautiful cave features. The guide put a flashlight up to the rock in a few places to show us how nicely the light reflected through the rock.

Kelly Hill Flora & Fauna

Hiking back from the cave we saw some koala (they were awake!), a crimson rosella, and a slow growing type of yacca gum tree called Tate's Grasstree.

Farewell to Kangaroo Island

As we prepared for departure from Kangaroo Island, it was a foggy, rainy day. The view from our hotel room was still lovely and we even saw a rainbow appear as the sun tried to break through the clouds.