Adelaide to Kangaroo Island.
We set off from Adelaide on Tuesday 3/3 to pouring rain, swirling winds and flying ants. It wasn't the ideal start so we spent most of the day at Ikea and Harbourtown shopping centre at the airport, to finish off kitting out our camper and fill up on $1 hotdogs. Our first night was spent at the McLaren Vale wine region, and the following day we did a short tour around a few wineries and then set off further south to Aldinga Beach. With the weather still pretty shocking we saw very little of the beach and travelled down to Normanville. Same story there, so we drove to Cape Jervis and caught the ferry to Kangaroo Island on Friday via the stretch of water known as the Backstairs Passage.
The first few days were rainy here on KI but it's picked up and the sun has shone, although the main town of Kingscote always seems to be windy. We've had a great time here and seen beautiful bays and beaches and plenty of wildlife. We got up close to kangaroos, koalas, emus, a snake, possum and all sorts of other animals at Paul's Place wildlife sanctuary, spent a day in the Flinders Chase National Park, and sunbathed and had a swim at Emu Bay. It's a huge island with very little in the middle other than roads and miles and miles of trees and scrub, goannas crossing the roads and eagles flying overhead. Our last night is to be spent at the small town of American River, before getting the ferry back to Cape Jervis from Penneshaw, where we'll probably head for Victor Harbour. All in all we've enjoyed our time here and are starting to get used to living out of a van. The Beast is holding up well and we're looking forward to being taken up the Backstairs Passage tomorrow and continue our journey down through SA and into Victoria