Up early and leave the motel by 0600 to make the Sealink Ferry to Kangaroo
From the landing point at Penneshaw we travel to American River http://www.tourkangarooisland.com.au/directory/americanriver.aspx to Emu Ridge Distillery http://www.australiablog.com/places-to-go/kangaroo-island-south-australia-emu-ridge-eucalyptus-oil-distillery.html, where oil from the narrow leaf eucalyptus is distilled from the leaves; they are so high in oil that kohalas won’t eat them. Here we see a small orphan gray kangaroo http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Western_Grey_Kangaroo and an emu family http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emu. Next we travel to Clifford’s Honey Farm http://bestofkangarooisland.com.au/centralki/index.html where we have a lunch, see the extracting outfit and taste the famous honey ice cream; recipe remains a secret. After that we check in at the historic Ozone Seafront Hotel, built 1906 and rebuilt after a disastrous fire around 1916 http://www.ozonehotel.com/.
We journey to the
is out in full force and a good time is had by all. We return to the Ozone but on the way are treated to seeing a koala bear http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Koala in the wild. They have a checkered history here it seems as they are introduced and have no predators the population has exploded and they are pests eating trees and other vegetation. One wag calls them klunking koalas, that’s what they sound like when they are shot and fall from their perch in a tree.