Kangaroo Island 2019

Kangaroo Island 2019

Part One: Sept 6-9

Kangaroo Island was the destination for this years annual trip. By virtue of being ‘annual’ we choose one place each year, within Australia, for a week long photographic pilgrimage. KI being “reasonably” easy to get to, and a photographic mecca for landscape and wildlife, was this years choice.

Adelaide from the air by Colleen Angel

Getting There

I say “reasonably” as while it is just off the coast of South Australia – there is no bridge. A fact that pleases the locals no end. It makes it unrealistic for day trippers, and keeps tourism to environmentally safe numbers. To get there from Melbourne requires an 800km drive, followed by a 45 min trip in the car ferry. Only other option is a plane to Adelaide and a smaller propeller job to KI.

Three of the group took the airline option. The other 15 drove over via various routes and boarded the ferry. Those driving left on the Friday drove in, by different routes and planned overnight stops at Lake Tyrell, or Mount Gambier and Halls Gap. One car drove direct to Victor Harbour in a ten hour leg (with photo stops) and stayed for three nights before boarding the ferry Monday. On the drive over we all stopped for Canola fields, wind turbines, pink lakes, silo’s, rivers, giant koala’s and the odd Rhino.

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After all coming in by various transport and routes we all met in Penneshaw on the Monday afternoon for lunch. Then headed off for our ocean safari cruise. As the boat only held twelve we split into two groups – the first group definitely got the better deal as it wasn’t as cold and they saw more wildlife. By the time group two boarded the weather had started to change and it was freezing with the boat moving.

First cruise
Second Cruise
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After our cruise we all headed out to dinner at the Penneshaw Hotel then off to bed – next morning was an early start as we were off to the Raptor Domain for a private showing before opening time….. book ended by the seals at the end of the day……

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