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Kangaroo Island trip

Discussion in 'Camping Australia' started by rstucke, May 7, 2019.

  1. rstucke

    rstucke Well-Known Member

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    S0 we are away on a Kangaroo island trip.
    Need to be at the docks at Cape Jervis by 8:30 Thursday
    Day one was Wagga, met Anthony (Roo) and relieved him of the kombi Biography book.

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    Today we have traveled to Ouyen and were met with a rather nasty dust and rain squall after we set up camp
    This was followed by a quick tear down , but all is ok. Tomorrow we make Cape Jervis
    pics to follow
     
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  2. rstucke

    rstucke Well-Known Member

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  3. BrianK

    BrianK Well-Known Member

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    We been everywhere, but haven’t been to KI yet. Enjoy your trip.
     
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  5. Wattie

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    AAAAAAAh :mad:........... Irene washed the car 2 days ago, we had the shutters down so we didn't know the dust storm was on until I tasted it :mad::mad::mad: then Irene remembered the bedroom window was open !

    and yes there was a layer of grit on everything. :mad::mad::mad: luckily I put the covers on the workshop machines after working on Paladins suspension, Kombi now has a heavy coating of dust.:(

    Mildura has a dry climate and rust is not usually a problem in old cars so it really irks me to keep washing a vehicle that is know to be a rust bucket :eek: not that our is ...............yet o_O

    Ours is a minor issue when you think of our local producers losing so much topsoil, just another kick in head for our battling farm sector. :(
     
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  7. rstucke

    rstucke Well-Known Member

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    Ok so we made Cape Jervis yesterday arvo
    Couldn't post from where we were.

    Had lunch at the shearers museum as we went through Hay the other day.
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    The leg to and from Ouyen on the Mallee hwy was a lot of k's of this

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    With a lot of these

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    Had lunch at Strathalbyn. Kym's father and relations came from that area, checked some of them out on the war memorial
    Sellicks beach was named after Kym's great grandfather after winning a horse race to it for naming rights.
    When we leave KI we'll be around Finniss where the family farm once was.

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  8. rstucke

    rstucke Well-Known Member

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    Anyway bit over 1500km and we were in Cape Jervis.
    the weather closed in and we had an early start on the vehicle ferry this morning so we got a cabin in a van park near the terminal (part of the original homestead when it was a farm, some of it still is)

    We were met by some of these

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  9. rstucke

    rstucke Well-Known Member

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    Here's a couple of pics of today
    Rough ride on the ferry (weather has closed in)
    Not much happening as it is raining heavily which is good for the island as they haven't had much
    So I've got time to do these posts.

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    On the Island just driven 60 or so k's in poring rain to Kingscote siting in the Ozone pub about to have another Cab Sav.
    And yes I feel as rooted as I look (It's been long and fast).

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  10. tillis

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    Heheh, liquid in that bottle wrong colour for cabsav...nice read
     
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  11. Mr Beckstar

    Mr Beckstar Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for posting Rick. Keep it coming when you can :)
     
  12. Alpal

    Alpal Moderator Staff Member

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    Enjoy KI. Loved Remarkable Rocks. Great place to kruise.
     
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  13. David H

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    Great chronicles Rick;). Keep us posted:D. Nice to see Blitz earning the freight & Kim enjoying that:p.
    Cheers
     
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  14. ruby6689

    ruby6689 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    That dust storm would have been scary in a Kombi. Enjoy the rest of your trip
     
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  15. rstucke

    rstucke Well-Known Member

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    Finally have a chance to post.

    KI was a little windy and wet but still an absolutely great place.
    we camped in the national park on the south side of the island at Rocky river camp ground in the Flinders Chase national park


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    Checked out Kelly caves

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    and the Remarkable Rocks

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    and Admirals Arch to name a few of the spots we visited.
    Got some great footage of sea lions and fur seals as well.

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    We have now left the island and are sitting in Victor Harbour.
    next stops, Finniss, Sellicks Beach then Adelaide before slowly heading home via a few stops along the Murray

    More pics of the island and the rest of the trip to come when I get the time
     
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  16. wombatventures

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    Glad you're having a good trip. Bar dust storms. If you want some river campsite tips pm me.
     
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  17. rstucke

    rstucke Well-Known Member

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    Home today
    Rundown and pics of the last half shortly
    Full trip 3919km
    Blitz used 0 oil top-ups
    sat on 100-110 most places
    oil temps 100 - 115 deg
    we hit 130 a couple of times dueling with the f##wits on the M1
    glad to be home
    getting ready for the nationals
     
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  18. David H

    David H Well-Known Member

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    Part of the journey south that I like on the return;). Show them a kombi bumper at 130kph & they gain some new found respect:p:D. Lane change completed:cool:. & they're not fwits Rstucke they're very stressed people getting somewhere to do something VERY important :confused: & don't own a Kombi:D:D:D:D.
    Thanks for the journey you've posted. I don't need to go to K I now:rolleyes:. I've got the photos:p.
    Cheers
     
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  19. rstucke

    rstucke Well-Known Member

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    Here's some more pics of Kangaroo island before I move on to the second leg of our journey

    Kelly Hill caves was interesting and quite unique in how caves are formed
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    some interesting foliage.
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    making like the tourists we are. Kym taking a photo of me taking a photo of a kangaroo on Kangaroo Island
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    there is a great camp spot in the national park at the southern end of the island (Rocky River)
    The wild life comes to you.
    This possum wanted to taste my spag boll, came out of the dark and 3 of them lurked around for a while

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    next morning 4 wrens checked out our camp and the inside of the kombi. I'll post the vid when I find it.
     
  20. rstucke

    rstucke Well-Known Member

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    The Remarkable Rocks are pretty remarkable
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