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AUSTRALIA | Wednesday, 3 March 2010 | Views [2050]

Well after a big day at the Kingscote races we jumped on board a guided tour of Kangaroo Island, (more affectionately known as simply K.I.) with Surf and Sun. So I was thinking it would be a great chance to take it easy and be shown around the island with a relaxed group of people. Oh how I was wrong! Those damn Canadians and their goon bag(bag of wine) slapping brought us undone.

So we met up at Peneshaw with the crew to start the mission around K.I, greeted by our legend tour guide Brendo and a bunch of 3 Canadian chicks a few older maple leafers and some Swiss cheeses. We cruise on from Peneshaw to a beautiful beach by the name of Pennington Bay for a little team bonding which involved some silly beach shenanigans which only pictures could describe, a bit of a surfing and a sandcastle building comp. All good!!

From there we cruised towards the camp at Vivonne bay for a bbq and that’s when the goon slapping begun and didn’t stop till the next afternoon.

After a good feed we were back on the bus to Seal Bay which isn’t just a clever name but on that particular beach there is actually a couple of hundred seals from big fellas to mummas and their pups, I must say being only 10 metres away from them is an experience that will stay for a while to come. Amazing experience.

Time for some extreme adventure, bring on the QUAD BIKES Yeeeewwwww! Settle down boy! This was sick, a dusk ride around the scrub and fields of Vivonne Bay on some fast quads tearing up dust into each others faces and putting some fear into the local Kangaroos, when I say fear I mean they pretty much bounced off shaking their heads. A great way to end the day before going back to camp and some more slapping of the goon on the way.

Day 2 was different as in the way of locations but attitude was still the same good times and a plenty of slappin! So we’re off to the Remarkable Rocks which are really very remarkable indeed, and it seems a real aussie thing to call things simply as they are. These rocks have a history obviously which involves many years of exposure to the elements and are in some amazing forms. Worth seeing for sure. Needless to say there was more goon featuring in more than one photo. Then its on to Admirals Arch a cool walkway down to another seal colony that is surrounded by some seriously sharky water, you probably haven’t the cash to dare me to spend ten minutes in that water especially after the stories you hear.

Ok enough rocks lets hit the sand, onwards through the Flinders Chase National Park that was ravaged by bush fires back in 2007 and the impact is still very visible today however the beauty of our Gum Trees is that they rejuvenate fast after such fires and the park is full of trees again. We arrive at Western River Cove for a bite and a dip in the salty abyss. Back aboard the bus till we get to Stokes Bay probably one of the coolest beaches to go to. You walk through a kinda tunnel come rocky passage way to arrive on a pristine beach great for snorkelling the water temp was perfect refreshing but nice to stay in for a while. Go there its really good.

So the rest of the afternoon involved some beehive place that had some interesting things facts and merchandise then onto a pelican feeding show in Kingscote which was fun to see for a gold coin donation. The tour was starting to wind down by mid afternoon but the crew were just winding up and the need for goon was strong so after 2 more bags were purchased we were on the way back to Peneshaw which seen us dispose of both bags and a splash of nude swimming before the goodbyes to each other and hellos to hangovers the next day.

Good time, Good crew and Good tour. Cheers to Surf and Sun and the Slappers

Tags: australia, backpackers, campervan, drinking, island, kangaroo island, oz, party, road trip, travel

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