Boating to Kangaroo Island and touring attractions
Trip Start Oct 31, 2011
100Trip End Ongoing
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Adelaide, bacause we'll be back there in 2 days, and caught our shuttle going to the bus depot to do a full count of all the passengers going on the ferry. It took 15 minutes to get to the bus depot, then when we left 15 minutes later, it took over an hour to get to Cape Jervis, where our ferry was departing from. We got onto the ferry, and we got some breakfast. I had a quiche, and my water to drink. We started going to Kangaroo Island, I listened to mucsic the whole time. The ferry ride was only 45 minutes. When we got off the ferry, we went to the cargo van they took on the ferry to get our luggage. We then boarded our big coach tour bus to start the first day oif our 2 day Kangaroo Island Tour. We waited on the bus for a while, then left. Our first stop would be at the Emu Ridge Eucalyptus Distillery, about a 30 minute drive from Penneshaw, the town we came from
We got on our bus, but then switched to a different bus because ours had a fan on the roof making loud noises. We left the restaurant and drove about 2 minutes down the road, to a great bird show called the Australian Birds of Prey
We learned lots about different birds, with the keepers later coming out with a Barn Owl, who sat on my lap, another Falcon, 2 laughing Kookaburra's, one of which I held, and another type of funny looking bird. Some birds would demonstrate catching prey, like the falcon catching meat in mid air, or the Owl chasing down a mouse. We then left the bird show, and headed to the Seal Bay Conservation Park. It was about a half hour drive. There, we walked down to the beach to see hundreds of Australian Sea Lions, a type of Seal, not a Sea Lion, which are very endangered because of seal hunting in the 1800's. We saw some walking, some fighting, and most sleeping. It was awesome. When we left the Seal Park, we headed to the Parndana Wildlife Park, a park housing abused, injured, or donated animals. It is run by a couple, and is very big. In there we saw many exotic birds, Wallaby's, Kangaroo's, Koala's, Crocodile's, Emu's, Turkey's, Ducks, Pigs, Wombat's, Enchidna's and more. We also fed small Kangaroo's from out hands, and pet Koala's. The Kangaroo's are amazing, they put they're paws up on your hanmds, and are very affectionate towards humans, nor are they scared, even in the wild
We went for supper at a cafe, I had Shepperd's Pie, and now Im writing. Thanks for reading!