Sunday, August 22, 2010

Memories of Kangaroo Island

KI is a magical place. My pictures, while certainly not bad, cannot do the scenery justice. In no particular order here are a few of my favorite memories. I've embedded the link to my Picasa web album in this post's title.
  • Blue-gray skies, blue-green ocean, green pastures, white sheep
  • Fresh oysters straight from the dock at American River
  • Watching a “classic” Australian movie: The Adventures of Priscilla in the Desert with our couchsurfing host, Dave
  • Chickens are called “chooks”
  • No security or luggage screening at Kingscote Airport
  • Playing Wii wakeboarding & bowling with Dave
  • Driving the unsealed (unpaved) North Coast Rd
  • Petting koalas & feeding kangaroos at Parndana Wildlife Park
  • Driving around Penneshaw one rainy night looking for penguins & wallabies (we saw plenty of both)
  • Holding and petting barking & barn owls at the Raptor Center
  • Torrential downpours followed by sunshine
  • Ligurian honey ice cream, an only-on-KI specialty
  • Bright yellow canola fields stretching to the horizon
  • Eucalyptus tree “tunnels”
  • The pounding surf and fur seals at Cape du Couedic
  • The truly Remarkable Rocks
  • A made-to-order chicken sandwich with “the lot” (pickled beets & cucumbers, sweet pickles, mayo, pepper, onion, cheese, etc.) & chicken-flavored chips eaten in the back of our Toyota RAV4 at Cape Borda
  • The index finger “wave” from passing locals
  • There isn’t a single stoplight on the island. In fact, there are no stop signs either. There are only a couple of sealed (paved) two-lane roads that cross the island east/west. Everything else is dirt!
This is the link to Greg's photos of KI, including Adelaide.

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