Up around , had grocery store breakfast and made our way over to
After returning to our car, we drove out to the Admiral’s arch. This is a place where the waves have eroded low layers of rock, but not the top, creating a gigantic archway. Lots of seals live here, but a different breed. These were
After the arch we went up a little hill & had a brief look at a lighthouse (Cape du Coudic). Built in 1909 after 3 very deadly shipwrecks.
Next we went east a bit to see the “Remarkable Rocks.” They are some unusual rock formations upon a granite dome. They were right on the ocean so it was a really remarkable (ha!) view. Would have been spectacular at sunrise or sunset. We got to climb around on the rocks which was fun. Read some stories about people who tried to swim here and died very painful deaths.
We headed back for the visitor’s center for a hot lunch, then went out to
On our way back to KIWR, we stopped at the Hanson Bay Sanctuary to go on the “Koala Walk.” Basically it’s a grove of eucalyptus trees w/ a bunch of koalas! We saw 5 or 6 up in the trees. Fewer than usual, probably due to some getting moved after the 2007 fires on the island. Also saw lots of wallabies, roos, & TONS of birds including some very colorful variety I can’t name. The koala walk is right next to some beautiful green fields and we saw several rainbows. This is truly heaven on earth.
Got back to KIWR, had a grocery store dinner & glasses of KI wine. Fed the wallabies & again turned in early.