Day 30 – Myponga to Cape Jervis

Monday, Feb 15, 2016

Myponga to Cape Jervis & Victor Harbourn

I couldn’t believe how cold it would get at night and I woke up several times, needing to cover up in an attempt to keep warm. It was 8 C ( 46 F ) when I woke up and although I didn’t have a great sleep, I felt rested.

I washed up and went to a local bakery for breakfast, where I had 2 Cappuccinos and a chicken curry pie, while I made reservations for my flight from Melbourne to Cairns on Friday, as well as, a one-day tour of Kangaroo Island on Tuesday. I drove on to Cape Jervis, checked the ferry landing site to familiarize myself with the parking and then drove to a local campground to make sure that I had a place to stay for the night. The campground wasn’t as nice as the other ones I had stayed at, but it had all the necessities, so I booked 2 nights stay, took a shower and proceeded to finish my journal for the previous day.

The agent at the ferry terminal had recommended that I visit Victor Harbour, so I headed there in the afternoon. The views were not as green as green as the ones in New Zealand, but the rolling hills and farmlands were similar.

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When I reached the top of the hill just before Victor Harbour and looked down at the city and the island off-shore, I could see the attraction to this location.

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It is a beautiful resort town and it has a magnificent park honouring the veterans of World War 2.

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From this view you can see the island in the background and the causeway leading to it. I walked over the causeway to the island and hiked around it. The picture below is taken from the island back to the city.

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If you don’t want to walk, you can take a horse-drawn trolley across the causeway to the island.

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As I hiked around the island, I saw a few different birds but most of them were camera shy, except for this fellow.

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I returned to Cape Jervis and chose to relax for the rest of the evening. Tomorrow I will be going to Kangaroo Island for the day.

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