Flinders Chase National Park

Trip Start Dec 21, 2010
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Trip End Feb 09, 2011


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Flag of Australia  , South Australia,
Friday, January 21, 2011

Woke up at before dawn this morning and drove to a platypus waterholes walk within the park.  We were hoping to see the elusive platypus, but it still will remain elusive to us.  They are very hard to find!  This duck billed mammal is very shy.  We did see other animals, including some kangaroos and wallabies which we would not have seen if we didn't get up this early. 

After breakfast, we headed back into the park to see a few sights.  The weather today is much cooler and windier than yesterday which requires a light jacket.  The first place we went was called Remarkable Rocks.  They truly lived up to their names.  They are huge granite boulders that are in very unique shapes.  We took pictures with us in them to show the perspective of the size of these massive rocks.

Our next stop was at Admirals Arch and lighthouse.  It was here that we saw lots of seals sleeping, eating, playing, swimming and fighting. 

After checking out a few other things, we headed out on a hike called Snakes Lagoon Hike.  It was very rocky which was made more challenging by only wearing sport sandals (not flip flops).  It was worth it, though, as we were rewarded with some great views of the rocky river as it flowed into the ocean.  Not sure why they called it Snakes Lagoon Hike, as we didn't see any snakes.  However, we did see one lizard that was quite colorful.

At the end of the day we headed back to Kingscote where we will spend the night.  We ate some very tasty, freshly caught fish and chips at a busy local diner.  Mmmm good!
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