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Wine Tasting @ Barossa Valley

On our way to Flinders Ranges National Park we stopped by at Kaelers Cellar Door for a short wine tasting. Good products if you like sweet white wines. They also had fortified white wine (taste is similar to port wine and sherry) which I liked the most.

- Bernd -

An encounter on Kangaroo Island Ferry

I was just about to leave the car deck on the Kangaroo Island Ferry back to the mainland when I saw this truck with the cattle next to my car. You could see on their faces that they were afraid and I could hear nervous noises. I still wanted to leave, go upstears to the passenger deck and get myself something to drink. But one of the sheeps was starring so intense and so sadly into my direction that I had to stop for a minute. I felt guilty for every single time I had eaten lamb in the past. But at the same time I knew that this would not be the life changing moment where I would change my mind forever, become a vegetarian and dedicate my life to saving sheeps from the butcher. But still, it felt a little bit sad and made me more aware of where the steak on the plate comes from.

- Bernd -

Leaving Kangaroo Island
Remarkable Rocks
Cape du Couedic Lightstation and Admirals Arch
Kangaroo Island – Roadside Impressions

Why go to Kangaroo Island when you can see all the wildlife on the mainland, too?
Well, Kangaroo Island feels different. You have several nature reserves and small towns which are connected by only a few concrete roads. The rest are more or less dirt roads but not the challenging kind you would need a 4×4 for. You can drive everywhere on the island by car. However, the whole experience feels like offroad driving in Jurassic Park. And the chances to see rare wildlife along the road is much higher than on the mainland. We had good luck and found an echidna!

- Bernd -

Kangaroo Island Wildlife Park
Port Ellis and Kangaroo Island Ferry

We spent the night in Port Ellis, a picturesque ;-) coast town. On the next morning we left early to catch the first ferry from Port Jevis to Kangaroo Island.

- Bernd -

On the way to Salt Creek
Gibson Steps und Twelve Apostles
Cape Otway