I know it's been a while since I updated this blog and added photos, and I'm sorry. I have pretty much been ill since I last put anything up on this site. I got tonsillitis again and it was another bad one. Got prescribed antibiotics (again) and this time was told I need my tonsils out. I tried to get a doctor to admit me to hospital as I was pretty desperate to get them out and that would have been the only way my travel insurance company would have paid for the operation, to no avail! I suffered on and had a few tests to see if there was a reason that I was getting a bad throat so much. The tests did not show anything to cause it and again showed an iron deficiency, which I already knew and was taking supplements for. I was just going to have to accept that I will keep getting a bad throat! Great!
Before this onset of tonsilitis, I actually went on a tour of Kangaroo Island. I had been looking forward to this since leaving Sydney and a friend of mine had done it a couple of weeks previous so I was excited to go. I met a great bunch of people and we headed off on our bus firstly to Middleton to the beach for a surfing lesson. I really enjoyed it and tried flippin hard! I did manage to stand up a couple of times, but only for a split second each time. I'm good at knee surfing though! We then headed off to Victor Harbor for a bit and as I had been there before I just went to the pub while everyone else walked around! Our group got a small charter boat for the 45 min journey across the water to the island and then boarded another bus to take us to our accomodation. We helped the guide cook all of the meals and I was always given the task of chopping the onions as it didn't make me cry! There was a little place that sold beer on site, so I was happy. After a few beers, I decided it would be a good idea to sleep next to the camp fire, under the stars in a swag for the night. I actually slept really well, but awoke with a sore throat!
We did a 9km hike the next day, which saw us trekking through the bush and was really nice. It ended at a beautiful clear water bay, which I couldn't wait to jump into and have a swim, even though the water was a little icy! We spent the afternoon at Seal Bay, a beach where seals just lie around all day. That's all they did. They hardly moved! There was one cheeky little impish one, that acted like a naughty puppy and wanted to play. He would go up and bite the others and scoot off wanting to be chased, but no one was up for a game, so he chased sea gulls instead! Later on in the afternoon we travelled to a place called Little Sahara which is a massive sand dune with sand as far as you can see. Hence the name! Our activty was sand boarding. Now, I had tried grass boarding and thought I'd be fine. Oh, no! I was atrocious. Could only make it a couple of feet before falling on my behind! I kept trying though. Not a quitter! Some of the people in the group were excellent at it! We ended off the evening cooking and drinking by the camp fire again. I decided to make full use of my bed that night!
I didn't sleep very well and spent the night in pain from my throat. The weather was cold and pouring with rain that day too. I didn't feel very well, but wanted to enjoy the last day of the tour. We went to visit the Remarkable Rocks, which were definitely 'remarkable'. Naturally formed rocks from erosion. Very slippery in flip flops though! Then we went to Admiral's Arch to see more natural features and New Zealand Fur Seals frolicking about. Much more lively than the Australian Seals at Seal Bay! Because of the wet weather we had a change of Plan and took a tour of Kelly's Caves. These were really quite spectacular with fabulous examples of stalagmites and stalactites. We ate some more good food and tidied away before heading off to the ferry port for the return journey. Everyone was pretty tired on the way back and the bus was pretty quiet!
I went over to spend the night at my mum's cousin's place on the Friday night when I returned. I had a catch up with them, but had an early night as wasn't feeling the best. I went to Adelaide zoo on the Saturday, which was pleasant, but still didn't feel right and I knew I would have to go to the doctors again! I moved over to Evelyn's place to stay in Parkside and her and her sister took me out to Goolwa and for a drive through the Hills and a lovely lunch on the Sunday. I went to the doctors on the Monday and again on the Tuesday! I just rested for about a week! Not so much fun!