Well, all good things have to come to an end and so we come to the end of our stay on wonderful Kangaroo Island.
However, we managed to squeeze in some more good food and spectacular views on our last morning on KI.
First we visited the Honey farm. Where we had a honey tasting and, of course, I did come home with some lovely honey. I did think that these bee biscuits looked very cute.
DID YOU KNOW?
KANGAROO ISLAND is a Ligurian Bee Sanctuary
Kangaroo Island is the world's oldest bee sanctuary and is home to the only pure strain of Ligurian Bee in the world. Due to their isolation they have remained free of the major bee diseases, which infect mainland bees. Bees cannot fly to Kangaroo Island because it is too far, even with strong winds to propel them. To protect their genetic purity and disease free status all bees, beehives, used beekeeping equipment, honey, pollen, beeswax or other hive products are restricted from entering KI.
Apparently, sometime in the late nineteenth century, some Italian immigrants brought some Ligurian bees with them/or imported them to Kangaroo Island. These are now the only pure bred Ligurian bees in the world. Isn't the world fascinating?
After the Honey Farm, we headed off to try to find a place that had been recommended to us by some fellow travellers, one night at the Penneshaw pub, as having great pizzas, Frogs and Roses.
There were pretty flowers (as the name suggests but no frogs - lol!) and truly delicious pizzas for lunch.
A cute quilt on display....
... and I loved this very sweet Little Boy Blue tea set but I resisted - honestly, my home is full to busting with pretty china already.
We ate outside in the sunshine, surrounded by the pretty garden.
Kim and I loved the contrast of the red stems with the green leaves of the rhubarb.
... and I don't think that I have ever seen such a pretty colour on a banksia before.
On the way back to the ferry terminal at Penneshaw, we made a few stops for me to take my last photos of Kangaroo Island....
The turn-off for American River
A distant view of Penneshaw, with Australia way off in the distance....
A couple of last minute pics aroudn Penneshaw ....
... and look, here is our ferry, coming to take us back to mainland Australia.
Thankfully, it was a very smooth ride back.
So, it was back home via Tailem Bend (same old, same old - same motel, same pub for dinner) but the next morning we found a gem on the road home.
We stopped at Coonalpyn for breakfast at this roadside stop along the Duke's Highway, called Waffles & Jaffles, where we had the most delicious waffles.
You can read more about it here.
... And lastly, we passed the Grampians on our way back home.
I can honestly recommend Kangaroo Island as a holiday destination, well worth the effort of getting there.
I hope that you have enjoyed this trip with me and remember, click on any of the following links if you wish to backtrack.