We went to the Kangaroo Island the other day. It was an early pickup, a quick flight over from Adelaide airport to Kangaroo Island with a small airplane, then a bus pick-up at the airport. We then did a quick stop at an information point where we were meeting other people and in there they had Joeys and Emu babies. They were so cute!
The bus then took us to see Australian sealions. They are amazing, but dangerous. They started the tour by telling us all about the animals and some safety. We then walked down to the beach where you could see them lay around. A mum and a baby were walking “with” us all the way up on the dunes down to the water and they later got chased into the water by a big male sealion. They told us that if the guides told us to move away or up to the platform then we would have to do it quickly.
After we had watched the sealions for a little while there was a female that came closer and closer and in the end we were chased off the beach. It is quite scary because they weigh up to 300kg and when they start running you have no chance.
After that we stopped and saw some Koalas. We saw joeys and adult ones as well. They are so lovely. We even saw one on the ground which doesn’t happen very often.We went to see some cool rock formations and had a little walk. It got a bit cold and by our last stop where we saw fur seals it started to rain as well.
It was a great trip and on the way to the airport we even saw wild kangaroos.
We left Kangaroo Island and are now up in Daintree Forest at the moment and we have stayed in a lodge with no internet, no phone service and no tv. It is quite nice in a way because you get more time together. But after a few days you crave internet. Especially as we are trying to organize things/houses/doctors’ appointments/ schools/ cars for when we get back.
We tried our hardest to see a Cassowary but we didn’t. We played in the river, building boats and had races. Henry loved it. We also went for walks with our torch, went for walks in the rainforest looking for snakes and crocodiles but we didn’t see any. But we did see crabs and bearded dragons. The beaches here are amazing but you can’t go swimming because there might be crocodiles lurking in the sea but we played cricket in the sand and had a lovely fish and chips we had picked up on the way.
Today when we left our lodge we stopped and had a crocodile tour by boat. It got pretty exciting because there were two females fighting all of the sudden that we didn’t expect it and one of them swam away as fast as she could nearly straight into our boat. We saw another male one as well but he had a snooze.
Tomorrow we are off on a snorkeling tour out at the Great Barrier Reef 😊