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My name is Kaye and I am 58 years old. Unbelievably to me, at my age, I have now just embarked upon my third career - as a History Education Consultant! I love to cross stitch and quilt, especially with my kittens, Furio and Milo "helping" me. I also love to read, I have a passion for history and I have been cooking since I was about 12 - move over Junior Masterchef! So, this blog, which started out as a cross stitch blog sometimes morphs into a reading journal or a history lesson (sorry, I used to be a secondary teacher before I became a publisher and now a consultant) or a post about my cooking mojo. Whatever it is, this blog is alway about me, my family and my life here in Eaglemont, Victoria. I have been happily married for over 30 years to the most wonderful man and we are blessed with three beautiful grown up children.

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Thursday, 17 November 2016

The Remarkables .... Kangaroo Island

On our last full day on Kangaroo Island we headed down to Flinders Chase National Park to visit The Remarkables, Cape Borda lighthouse and Admiral's Arch.


Here is a long view of The Remarkables - they don't look like much here, do they?

Looking inland...

There are many beautiful species of orchids growing on KI.




Still not all that Remarkable...





My dear friend, Kim, getting closer....  Thank goodness for me and my poor old toe, that the way to The Remarkables was fully along this boardwalk.





My dear friend, Gino, getting very close now....




Okay, now they are starting to look Remarkable....










TraderVic, looking like he could slip through the rock to another dimension, echoes of "Picnic at Hanging Rock".













We then drove on a little further, to visit Cape Borda lighthouse and Admiral's Arch.

If you look way down you can see the remains of the jetty from the 19th century, when this lighthouse was manned.  Everything had to be winched up from the jetty below, supplies and people!  It must have been very isolating for the lighthouse keepers and their families.



But, oh how the view was worth it (sorry about the thumb on the left side - lol!)










This the ruins of the original lighthouse keeper's homes.  Each doorway led to the single room occupied by each family - they must have been cramped.



Cape Borda Lighthouse....








The view towards "The Two Brothers" (little islets), Admirals Arch is below the cliff.


There is that crow, I told you that I have been seeing crows wherever I go - this is one for sorrow.









Can you spot the seal?












Long view of The Remarkables ...




Admirals Arch ....


It was hard work for me, with my broken toe, to get up and down all those steps but the Arch was worth it and I didn't travel all the way to Kangaroo Island to sit in the carpark!


More seals ....



A rare photo of TraderVic and I, he hardly ever lets me take a photo of him (Shhh!  Don't tell him I posted it on my blog!)



Our friends, Kim and Gino ...


On our way back to The Lookout (via Kingscote for dinner), we stopped at King Island Spirits (KIS) for a Gin tasting.



The tasting included both a variety of gins and liqueurs.  Naturally, we bought some.....



... andthen we finished our tasting with an affogato - yum!


 I saw this cute terrier at the distillery, he had the cutest black and white face but unfortunately turned away before I could get a pic.



Then it was onto dinner at the Auroro Ozone Hotel in Kingscote. Where we had more yummy food - my seafood risotto was just amazing!




... and another glorious view....


Our holiday is just about coming to a close, just one more post should finish off my travels, I think, so please do come back to visit with me again.

If you want to backtrack to my earlier posts about Kangaroo Island, you can find them here....






hugs, 



14 comments:

KimM said...

Kaye, your pictures look like postcards....lovely.
xxx

I am said...

Wow amazing pics Kaye,i am so glad that you got to see it and not have to sit in the car,thankyou for sharing xx

Barb said...

The Remarkables were truly remarkable!!!! Along with all the other beautiful sights! I have really enjoyed this trip!

Vickie said...

Wow Kaye. These are gorgeous pictures.

Tiffstitch said...

That is outstanding! The natural rock formations...wow!

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

Those rocks really do live up to their name! Quite remarkable. Are they just formed by wind and erosion?

Carol said...

Looks like a gorgeous trip, Kaye!! Those rock formations are incredible :) I was just in California and saw huge groups of blubbery seals--they were so funny!

Bea said...

There seems to be gorgeous views everywhere on that island and I am enjoying them all. You put a lot into that day, thank you so much for taking us along.

Ariadne said...

I loved everything I saw!Truly remarkable!AriadnefromGreece!

Melinda Forbes said...

Seriously those pictures do take your breath away. Those Remarkables and the seals and the lighthouse. So amazing. Thank you for sharing.

Margaret said...

This place is absolutely gorgeous! Such spectacular views -- makes me want to go to the ocean right now. Thanks for sharing all your pics with us!

Brigitte said...

Wow, your pictures show very well, where the Remarkables got their name from. And yes, another dimension doesn't seem to be far away, lol.
Thanks for all the pictures of the sea and the coastline. Wonderful.

jocondine said...

Nice place for my saturday evening blogs visit, thank your for showing us this beautiful location. xxx

Heather said...

More stunning photos those rocks are amazing! After reading your last post (all of an hour ago!) I had like 50 crows fly over my house. Crazy!

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