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Kangaroo Island, Australia’s Paradise Island

March 30, 2012

We took the short ferry ride from Adelaide and landed 0n Southern Australia’s nature island, where purity reigns  No predators–rabbits, cats or dogs–are allowed here.  Hence the 18 native mammals, 250 bird species, and 900 plant species flourish. During our two-day stay we climbed unusual orange rock formations along the coast, visited a distillery to see  how the Eucalyptus oil is naturally extracted from the trees that grow along side the road and on special farms.  The oil is  sent off island to factories that make it into various disinfectants, decongestants and cleaners.  In addition, we sampled yoghurts and cheese at a sheep farm,  held baby kangaroos in snug lees, and patted a Kuala bear while it slept in the crevice of a tree.

At night we ate dinner at a small hotel looking overlooking the bay at Kingscote  while  the soft evening waves made their way in to the rocky shore below us.    After dark a local naturalist led us on a walk  along the cliffs to view the many penguins who march up from the beach at the end of the day and nest in the rocks.  Check out this trip at www.sealink.com.au

by Emilie C. Harting

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