On March 23, 1802, the British explorer Matthew Flinders, commanding the HMS Investigator, named this land Kangaroo Island because of the vast number of these animals roaming the island. Their marsupial descendants are still here along with sheep, cattle, and bees. The backbone of KI’s economy is mostly agricultural: grapes, honey, wool, meat and grain. Undoubtedly, tourism is also a great contributor. We took a ship’s tour to Cape Willoughby Lighthouse and Dudley Winery. It was an appropriate choice—we saw lots of ‘roos and tasted some pretty good wine!
Next, we continue to Adelaide, also located in this large state of South Australia, which we’ve heard encompasses 1/3 the area of Australia.