1/3/2020 on a Midlife Adventure

Having spent some time at home after the big trip it is time to hit the road again and discover more about the Fleurieu Peninsula basing myself at Normanville, SA.

The state government is promoting travel to Kangaroo Island with low cost ferry trips due to the devastating fires that hit the region in January 2020 impacting about 42% of the island and 90% of the Flinders Chase National Park.

Hitting the road early I headed to Cape Jervis to the main Sealink Ferry Terminal and joined the other day trippers on the passenger deck.

Arriving about 40 minutes later into Penneshaw, SA.

A Cruise ship was also in town and the town had a Market on, and we all know I love a local market.

The army were starting to send some of their units home after having helped the recovery for the district.

I chose to go on a local day tour to explore the island, I didn’t really have a plan when I arrived so I was glad to see this option.

Heading off from Penneshaw, SA we made our way to Cliffords Honey Farm

Here we could witness some Bee’s going about their business and buy both yummy honey treats and health care products using honey. I chose a Honey Icecream.

Now it was off to Emu Ridge Eucalyptus Farm where we discovered how Eucalyptus was being converted into many products including some lip balm that I purchased to protect my lips.

We now headed into Kingscote, SA to look around the main town on KI and I took the opportunity to stop for lunch at the pub as well as explore the town. Being a Sunday it was pretty quiet but that’s ok.

The jetty was my entrance the last time I came to Kangaroo Island on the ill fated KI Express service from Glenelg, SA in the 1990’s.

Driving around it was surprising how hit and miss the fire impact had been. There were sections that were fine then sections where the fire had destroyed everything in its path.

I wish the locals the best in their recovery.

Joining the return ferry I head back to my base at Normanville, SA where I also visited locations including Second Valley, Rapid Bay and Victor Harbor.

Parking up the caravan for a while now as I find out more about the potential impacts that this Corona Virus being discussed on the news every night might have.

Stay Safe everyone on this Midlife Adventure.