What a perfect day to explore the grand landscapes of West Kangaroo Island. We enjoyed our breakfast on a farm with chicken searching for possible food crumbs to our feet and a lazy dog basking on the grass while sheep grazed in the distance. Our first stop after this were the Remarkables in Flinders Chase National Park and – like their namesakes in New Zealand – they fully lived up to their name.
**** This post came to be through a Groovy Grape Tour in 2014 provided free of charge to cover it in blogs posts. I wasn’t paid.****
Australia and Its Weirdly Shaped Rocks
Oddly shaped round boulders of varying sizes randomly placed on top of a perfectly round cliff overlooking the raging sea that would swallow every unfortunate soul falling into its waves in an instant.
Silly tourists that we were today, we had photo sessions of silly posing and crazy jumping pictures with the occasional thinker-looking-into-the-distance photo.
Next on our itinerary was the Admirals Arch. Just a little distance from the Remarkable boulders, we experienced a whole new level of beautiful, viscious coastline.
The waves that crashed onto the platforms and worn out cliffs were truly terrifying but that didn’t stop the happy New Zealand fur seals from having a heck of a time getting splashed about and playing in the foams. It made me think of the metaphor of horses dancing at the fringe of the waves (such as found in Irish or Greek mythology), only this time it were the shiny black heads of dancing seals.
Just a few walking minutes down the stairs we were taken from a land of stone islands being eaten by the ferocious sea to a seals’ playground on wet rocks and in green puddles to the incomparable sight of the Admirals Arch.
Standing low into the cliff, the arch is a huge gap underneath which we found the bedroom of a seal colony with a ceiling of a fossilized root system of trees that no longer exist but have left their heritage for us to marvel at.
Soaking up some more sunshine and having our own little dip in the cool waters, we headed for a stony part of Kangaroo Island with our Groovy Grape Tours Bus for a great ending to a perfect (near) summer holiday outing.
The island is one of the most amazing I have seen so far and everyone agreed that we didn’t want to leave at all. Such a great adventure.