Travel Diary – Kangaroo Island – Day 3, Sunday 27th March

We didn’t make too many stops today, but there was a heck of a lot of driving to get where we wanted to go. The car needed a tank of fuel so we stopped in at Kingscote to get that and while we were in the area thought we’d head up and see a lavender farm that’s about 15km north.

And what can I say, it’s a farm…with lots of lavender! There were so many different varieties I couldn’t believe it, I had no clue there were so many! They had a little shop there as well and, oh my gosh I love the smell of lavender and was looking at some of their hand creams and what not but they were just so expensive I couldn’t justify buying any.

Then we made the long trip down to Flinders Chase National Park, it took a little over an hour to get there. It’s actually quite a boring drive because the landscape on Kangaroo Island is all the same. It’s just scrub and more scrub!

Anyway, the first place we went to have a look at was Remarkable Rocks and the general gist of these is that this molten rock just sort of rose to the surface and has continued to be weathered to look the way that it does now. There are some pretty cool rock formations, and most fun of all, you get to climb all over them!

After that we checked out Admiral’s Arch which is basically this big archway of rock, it’s really quite impressive. There are loads of seals that like to hang out there, seems to provide them with a bit of a break from all the weather.

Last stop in Flinders Chase was a lighthouse up the top near Admiral’s Arch, unfortunately you couldn’t go inside so it was just standing there looking at a building which isn’t quite as exciting as being able to go up inside it! But we had a bit of a break and ate our (very) late lunch while we were there.

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We actually spent quite a lot of time in Flinders Chase so by the time we got back to the holiday house it was nearly 6pm so we just ate some left overs from the previous night for dinner and then watched a bit of TV before going to bed ready for the last day of the holiday.

Take care,

Jas

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Nearly holiday time!

Today is my last day of work for about a week, and I’m excited to be getting some time off to have a short getaway with my partner and then have some time to myself as well.

Things with my partner have been strained recently, and we had a counselling session earlier in the week which was actually really good and eased some of the tension. It also gave us a focus point for our little holiday. I’d been feeling a bit dubious and tense about the whole thing, but now that we’ve been instructed that the focus of the holiday is our friendship, I feel a lot better. Despite everything that might have been going on, we always had a good friendship, could always have a good joke and even talk about random things like how black holes work.

Anyway, we are headed off to Kangaroo Island tomorrow morning, and managed to get a holiday house for the stay, so I’m looking forward to the peace and quiet that will provide. A couple of nights ago we wrote down a bit of an itinerary of what to see and do while we’re there. I’m really looking forward to seeing Remarkable Rocks and Seal Bay, I reckon they might be my highlights!

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Apparently phone reception over there for my provider is pretty poor, so it’s entirely likely I won’t be doing any blogging until next week some time thanks to that.

I hope you all have a wonderful Easter break!

Take care,

Jas