Even though we have only just returned from our trip into central Australia to see Uluru we are suckers for long days and hours on buses so have booked ourselves on another tour - this time to Kangaroo Island where we are determined to see lots of Australian Wildlife....
We got ourselves up early again - thankfully we were being spoilt and being picked up by the tour bus from outside Vicks flat! As we were leaving Adelaide on the bus we got stopped by the annual Christmas parade - lots of floats parading down the main streets of town, as im a bit of a sado i really enjoy seeing that type of thing was really pleased when we got stopped and had to watch it all from the bus! The floats were so impressive - all child/disney/christmas themed! It was a really cold morning, so the ferry crossing was freezing and i was struggling to stay awake! It was a bit of an odd start to the tour - no where near as rushed as the Uluru one. We have a really nice bbq lunch before heading out. On our first day we saw some amazing sites - Sea lions - up close - they were amazing to watch and extremely cute even though they were big blubber lumps sunning themselves on the sand! We saw a mini fight between two of the females - which was mainly just alot of mouth opening and flapping flippers! Then we did the best thing of all - sand boarding!! It was sooooo funny, especially when we came up with a great idea to get a photo from the bottom of the sand dune and managed to run straight over our newly made friend who was staring through the camera at us with the lens cap on so didnt see us coming!! I had been screaming at her when i realised we where heading straight for her, but she didn't hear, and so when we got near i drive at her to try and rugby tackle her out of the way, i didnt suceed and we hit her ankles! Very funny, tho quite painful for her! We couldnt climb back up the hill as we were laughing so much! That night we had a really nice bbq back at the hostel, after eating we headed out to watch the little penguins coming in after a day fishing. Our guide had warned us not to use flash on our cameras as it can blind the penguins - i was terrified to use my camera full stop as he said he'd throw them in the sea if they flashed and i thought id have to throw him in too if he touched mine so id be better off not taking any photos! The penguins were so cute, there was only a small group but we were feet away from them, and when we were walking back to the bus one strolled across the road infront of us! I wanted to pick one up and put him in my pocket - they were tiny so it was possible! Once we'd got back we all sat around the camp fire having a drink - it was quite a cold night, but the fire kept us warm, our new friend Steph tried to get the group to play a few games but they werent really the type of people to let their hair down...but we had a fun night!
I was a tad worried i would wake up not feeling great today but thankfully i was fine and the pancakes our guide cooked for us on the bbq for breakfast helped! Our first stop for the day was at the remarkable rocks...and ive got to say it...they are remarkable! Very odd just sat in random postions on a random stone outcrop. We craved in and took the cheesy photos - had to be done! Us holding up a rock and us sitting inside one with a window/hole. After the rocks we went to Seal Bay - where there are lots of New Zealand Fur Seals - gorgeous to watch, they are much more playful than the Sea Lions we saw yesterday. Rach started to have a allergic reaction to them tho, but we stayed to watch them any way as it was hard to tear yourself away! Towards the end of the tour i was struggling to keep myself awake on the bus, but i still found our last stop amazing, we pulled up at a stoney beach that wasnt anything special, but then we followed through the rocks, and a small path led through a passage way of rocks and out the other side was a gorgeous secluded beach (it seemed that as soon as we walked out onto it the temperature went up and the sky turned blue! We even took off 2 of our 4 layers of tops!). Back on the bus i thought we'd be catching the ferry home, but we were lucky because the sea was calm we could go over the water on small boats - it was beautiful, we sat at the back and they sun was shinning perfectly over the water making it glisten beautifully. All in all it was a fantastic weekend! Though upsettingly i can say - I went to Kangaroo Island and didn't see a Kangaroo!