Kangaroo Island Weekend Nov 2010

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We had some fun, and most learnt new things, from climbing huge boulders, to shipwreck history, and John finally realising his huge fluro boy was better being released back to the wilds. Wonderful to see the profusion of wildflowers, incl orchids, and we did finally get to see a live koala. One kangaroo got a little too close, and went off with a bruised rump, the goannas stood their ground for the cameras, tho the echidna just wanted to run. From bleak windswept western cliffs, to a cosy waterfall amongst yakka valleys, to sandy Sahara, we walk and talked (well 2 never stopped), and lunched on the rocks at Australia’s most beautiful beach (Vivonne Bay). Robert failed in his attempt to better John’s swan dive into the water at Stokes Bay. Blue wrens thru the kitchen window, parrots, cockatoos and many others brought out Wendy’s birding binoculars. For the sweet of tooth, we finished off with a couple of honey ice-creams at the honey farm. A wonderful weekend we all had. How quickly they go. Thanks to; Hugh of Burra for leading us, on the bus and on the walks; to Kitchen Commander Mary, who ensured we never went hungry; and thanks to all the walkers who all pitched in to help out, from stacking the trailer, fire monitor Jenny baking us each evening, to helping fix Jack’s chocolate craving on Sat afternoon. It made it easy for everyone to relax and enjoy themselves, well most of us for most of the time. Congratulations to Judith who won the quiz – kms of bus travel on the weekend – 767km.