Cam and De do Australia
Well 2 nights just didn't seem enough for such a beautiful Island with lots of wildlife beautiful people and great seafood. There are may good things we discovered about this Island, lovely people (who wave to you very time you pass in a car.) Great frest organic food everywhere we went i was also really surprised for such a small place that they catered really well to gluten intolerance(even at the simplest of places). I could not believe even the petrol station has beautiful fresh seafood for purchase either fresh or grilled? You don't see that very often! We tasted at beautiful organic Honey farms, wineries, sheep cheese(which is much healthier for you than cow or goats cheese) and plenty of fresh seafood including Marron (which are tiny little expensive lobsters) yummy! down side was everything closes very early 3:30-5:00 and some don't open till 10 or 12 which can make it a bit tricky when things are sometimes hours apart. Planning your day is a must as it is very seasonal and some places close for the winter months. The Island was riddled with wildlife, wallabies lots of kangaroo's (go figure) Echidnas and snakes (thankfully we only saw a dead one). The only problem was you can't see half of it when driving because of all the high bush on the side of the roads but I'm sure its good for the wildlife :) We also saw and smelled lots of fur seals at Admirals Arch, the Pelicans being fed which are the largest pelicans in the world. Emu Ridge the Eucalyptus distillery was a rather interesting stop along the way. Teaching us about many uses for Eucalyptus like washing your clothes, disinfectant cleaning insect repellant and on and on. Emu oil is great as a moisturiser to treat Arthritis, inflammation, Eczema, dermatitis and Psoriasis ect and Tea Tree oil protects against bacteria and fungi. They also had some rather strange things as well like feral cat skins(yuk) Yes with the head still attached and roadkill cookbooks. I guess Kangaroo Island would be the roadkill mecca as there is something dead on the road around every corner. The caving was something that was quite a highlight, we drove up to Kelly Hill caves as the last tour had started and the lovely lady held everyone up to let us join and i am so glad she did they were definitely worth a visit, i was quite relieved there was no crawling through tight spaces too. We left here and stopped into a beautiful art gallery on our way home called Sheps studio with some beautiful art work which was well worth a look. Over all we both really enjoyed Kangaroo Island and would highly suggest to anyone to go just make sure to plan ahead and stay at least 3 nights to really embrace it. Oh and maybe bring some ginger for the boat there and back too!