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Kangaroo Island Revisited – Getting there.   Leave a comment

After visiting Kangaroo Island last September – we knew it would not be long before we were back.

On Saturday the 11th of May – the alarm went off at 4.15 – time to get up get dressed for the 4.30 Taxi to Brisbane airport.

A bit cool but not too bad and before long we were on the plane.

A glorious view out the window on the flight to Adelaide.

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Uneventful and fast trip  – possibility because  I snoozed a fair portion of it.

Into Adelaide – and on time for our transfer with Rex airlines across to Kangaroo Island

The planes are getting smaller ( photo by my partner Tammy)

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Weather forecast not great – but luckily not raining as we got on the plane and patches of Blue sky on our flight across.

Landing safely at Kingscote Airport – time to pick up the Hire Car – went with Budget – unhelpful and unfriendly staff – would not use them again.

Off to Kingscote for some supplies from the IGA to get us through the few days we will be on the Island,  and lunch at the Aurora Hotel ( fabulous meal) – watching what we thought was a lonely New Zealand Fur Seal  playing in the bay out the front while we ate.

After lunch we went for a walk with camera – here we found the Seal was not alone.

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They were quite  placid – we still did exercise caution when we were close to them – and this is as close as we got – (my partner Tammy getting one of her shots)

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Lots of birds at Kingscote too

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After this we headed off to our accommodation – and that will be a post for another day.

Cheers Dave

Kangaroo Island – Rust in Peace   Leave a comment

We recently visited Kangaroo Island – and previously I posted photos from the Raptor Domain Bird Show

Today a quick post of a couple of the classic cars rusting away on the island.

I am sure most other places with the rarity and increasing value of classic cars they would have been removed or plundered for parts.

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There is a couple more photos on my facebook photography page here

Thanks for looking,

Cheers Dave

Kangaroo Island – Raptor Domain   Leave a comment

We recently had the opportunity to spend 3 nights staying at Kangaroo Island – off the southern coast of Australia – one of the highlights of the visit was going to the Raptor Domain Bird Show.

They had a variety of Birds of Prey from small Falcons up to the very large Wedge Tail Eagle.

One of my favourites was the White Bellied Sea Eagle – it was taken out of its nest as a baby and raised in a shed – when it was rescued it did not know how to fly properly or eat fish. They have put a lot of work into correcting this – but sadly will never be able to be released into the wild.

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Abbey the Barking Owl was also a favourite

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The Star of the show was the Wedge Tail Eagle

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A more complete collection of the bird photos  can be found on my facebook page here

We had a great time on the island – and I will post more photos in the future .

If you want to see more of the wonderful nature of Kangaroo Island there is nice facebook page here that we found useful when planning our trip there.

Thanks for looking.

Cheers Dave