Day 151: Rest day - A happy ride around Australia (third attempt) - CycleBlaze

October 26, 2022

Day 151: Rest day

Today was the first time I drove the hire car. It's the first time I've driven a car in 5 months. It was a lot easier than cycling although I felt like I was cheating a bit.

First up, we went to Flinders Chase National Park. It cost $25 for us to enter. I forgot to ask what it would cost if we were on bikes.

We saw some cute Cape Barron geese grazing on the grass.
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The Cape Barron geese are able to drink salt water.

It was cold, very windy and a little bit drizzling.  

The windy walk down to Admiral's Arch.
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On the way down we were super excited to see some New Zealand fur seals. This one is lying upside down.
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The seals seemed very comfortable lying on the unforgiving rocks.

Admiral's Arch.
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Rita McCarthyLoved that spot. My favourite photo of Ken and me was taken there.
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Admiral's Arch.

Nearby was the 1909 Cape Du Couedic Lighthouse.
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This is a good link with more info on the lighthouse.

This is the view from Bales Beach. In the distance are the Remarkable Rocks.
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The rocks were huge.
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And heavy.
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A big seat.
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A pretty picture.
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We saw some nice flowers today.

A type of fan flower.
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Morning Iris.
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Morning Iris.

A coast groundsel.
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A coast groundsel.

We went to the Seal Bay Conservation Park to do a guided tour. It cost $40 each. We walked down a private boardwalk on to the beach and got close to a bunch of Australian sealions.

I was excited!
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Australian sealions.

We spent about an hour watching them play and move about and sleep.

Juvenile males play fighting.
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Mum and pup.
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Big bull.
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Curled up and sleeping against a big rope.
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This is a juvenile humpback whale that washed up in 1984.
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After the sealions we went to a honey farm and had some yummy honey ice cream.

They had a working bee hive behind glass so we could watch them.
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The honey bees were imported from Italy in the late 1800's. They claim KI has the purest strain of Lugarian bees in the world. KI is too far from the mainland for those honey bees to fly and mix with the Lugurian population.

On the drive afterwards Serena spotted an echidna with blonde quills.
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Annie O'SheaHow unusual, they're normally so black , well done to stop it Serena
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This is unusual as on the mainland they have dark brown coloured quills.

This dairy cow was in a park. It's the only dairy cow I saw on KI.
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We had a nice dinner.
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On the drive home we travelled slowly as there were lots of kangaroos and very cute, tiny tammar wallabies bouncing around.

The tammar wallabies are nocturnal and can drink sea water.

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Rita McCarthyNice to see The pictures. We have fond memories of Kangaroo island.
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