Believe it or not kangaroo island is not all about the kangaroos. It may have been way back in the day for the British captain who discovered it, as that’s what they ate, but today it is more about the endangered seals, the beaches and overall wildlife and nature. 5,000 people live on the island and they have FIVE Australian rules football clubs. They take their sport seriously here. And there are plenty of kangaroos, but they are nocturnal and we only saw a few. We left the hotel at 6:45 am and got back at 10:15 pm – long day. After an almost 2 hour bus drive, we boarded a ferry for about 45 minutes. The island is quite rural and arid. We first visited a eucalyptus oil farm where they had some orphans around.
After the farm was the seals. The southern Australia (SA) seals are endangered and despite having a sanctuary their population is decreasing. The walk was epic. Down wasn’t bad, but up in soft sand, then like 60 steps truly rested my lungs. Enjoy the seals.
Will write more in a few weeks when we are on the ship as time is limited right now.