Travel Diary – Kangaroo Island – Day 2, Saturday 26th March

The second day of my holiday was pretty jam packed and included a lot of driving. Because everything is so spread out on Kangaroo Island, this is kind of unavoidable but is definitely worth the trip! You can do bus charters and such if you don’t want to drive but the cost of those is quite expensive so I would choose driving my own car over doing that.

The first stop for the day was at Seal Bay Conservation Park, we opted to do the guided tour down onto the beach as well as go up on the boardwalk. The type of seals they get down on the beach are Australian Sea Lions, they call it home and like to breed there and will actually come up to about 1km inland to use the shelter of the scrub when it’s cold and rainy, which is pretty unusual.

While we were on the beach it started pouring down with rain and we got completely saturated. It didn’t feel like a heavy rain but there was lots of it! Fortunately it wasn’t too cold but it wasn’t pleasant being all wet!

The boardwalk was a nice walk as well, there were some amazing views, plus a skeleton of a humpback whale just chilling on the beach. It was basically like playing a game of spot the Sea Lion because they were hidden all over in cracks and crevices and in the sand dunes which was pretty cool.

We packed lunch with us so we had a bite to eat in between the Sea Lions and the next stop which was Raptor Domain. Oh yes, lots and lots of raptors. We got there in time to see the last half hour of the Raptor show, and there were a few cool birds there, hawks, eagles and even a couple of cute little kookaburras which made me want to cuddle them and take them home!

We also sat in on the “Fang-tastic” show which is one where you get to have a cuddle with all the animals, even the snakes… just not the baby crocodile because you’d probably end up missing a finger! That was really cool but man it did not make me want to have children. So many parents were just letting their kids run around, trying to grab snakes off each other, rather than sitting patiently in their chairs and waiting their turn for a hold. Ugh, honestly people teach your kids some manners! Anyway, despite all that I did still manage to get a cuddle with all the animals which was cool.

Kelly Hill Caves was the next stop. Caves are pretty cool, if you’ve never been inside a cave before that has stalactites and stalagmites then I’d definitely recommend giving it a go just for the experience. We had done a trip last year to Mount Gambier and trekked around all the caves up there so Kelly Hill Caves were just a reminder of some of those caves and to be honest once you’ve seen a cave like that they all start to look the same anyway. But it was still a nice place to park up and have a nosey around.

After that we stopped back in at the holiday house to have a bit of a rest and then headed out for dinner at one of the local pubs which was a nice way to end the day.

Take care,

Jas

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Friday Favourites, 21 August

Another Friday means another weekend is here which is always something to be happy about. Although sometimes it does feel like the year is slipping by far to quickly! And sometimes that quick passage of time makes it hard to remember all the good things that have happened during a week, but here goes my attempt.

My 30th birthday. Hasn’t happened yet but I’ve started planning it and have already booked a location for it which is pretty exciting. I’ve also sent save the date messages to friends and family to try and gather postal addresses for when I have the invites ready.

Uni work. It has been amazing to have a light workload topic for a change, particularly with everything that has been happening with the house. This week I was able to get everything I needed done on Monday and Tuesday so I’ve been free to relax all week. During the weekend though I’ll do a bit of pre-study for the week ahead but otherwise, I am enjoying only having a small workload.

Sharing the driving. I might have mentioned this one before but with us living so far away from work now, we have started sharing the drive to work which has made it easier to adjust to. It’s a trip that I used to do when I lived around here a couple of years ago, but it’s nice not to have to do all the driving myself!

Sore muscles. Ok so this is a weird one to be happy about I know, but the reason I’m happy about having sore muscles is because it’s a reminder that I beat my personal best for pushups this week. I did 11 proper pushups, woohoo!

Haigh’s Chocolates. It’s Friday night so I’m unwinding with some Haigh’s Chocolatey goodness! Not so great for my figure but damn it’s delicious!

How has your week been? Leave a comment below and let me know what your highlights of the week were.

Talk soon,

Jas