Penneshaw, Kangaroo Island, Australia

2018 HAL World Cruise

Friday, February 16, 2018

 

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!

We anchored at Penneshaw and tendered to the ferry dock.
We anchored at Penneshaw and tendered to the ferry dock.
Driving thru Penneshaw.
Driving thru Penneshaw.
Driving thru town
Driving thru town
Driving thru town
Driving thru town
Driving out of town.
Driving out of town.
Kangaroos seen from the bus.
Kangaroos seen from the bus.
Cape Willoughby Lighthouse.  Note the Kangaroo in the foreground!
Cape Willoughby Lighthouse. Note the Kangaroo in the foreground!
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close-up
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Kangaroos are nocturnal creatures but we certainly saw many out and about on this day!
Cape Willoughby Lighthouse
Cape Willoughby Lighthouse
Dudley Winery
Dudley Winery
Dudley Winery, Oldest On Kangaroo Island
Dudley Winery, Oldest On Kangaroo Island
Dudley Winery Tasting Room
Dudley Winery Tasting Room
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Dudley’s vines are not here. They raise cattle here instead and the grapes are grown on inland acreage. They purchased this land for the Cellar Door because the view was better!
Looking out from Dudley's Cellar Door.
Looking out from Dudley’s Cellar Door.
It is a nice view.
It is a nice view.
Now how did that happen???  Look to the mid-left--that's a rowboat!
Now how did that happen??? Look to the mid-left–that’s a rowboat!
Driving back to town along the American River.
Driving back to town along the American River.
The beach at Penneshaw.
The beach at Penneshaw.
The tender dock at Penneshaw.
The tender dock at Penneshaw.
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The final libation of the port–no beer served at the ferry terminal–we had to be content with coffee! But the WIFI was excellent!
One final look at a Kangaroo.
One final look at a Kangaroo.
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And He Stuck His Tongue Out! Can’t you just hear him thinking, “Yankee go home!”
And so, home we go!
And so, home we go!
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MS Amsterdam anchored at Penneshaw, Kangaroo Island. I thought this was a nice photo of the MS Amsterdam.

 

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.

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