Zeb and Eider Explore Australia’s Flinders Chase National Park

I, Zeb the Duck, and my cousin, Eider Duck, are on Kangaroo Island in South Australia.   Today we are in Flinders Chase National Park.

Flinders Chase National Park

Flinders Chase National Park

We head for Bunker Hill Lookout.

To Bunker Hill Lookout

To Bunker Hill Lookout

This is quite a steep drop to rough water.

Beautiful and powerful

Beautiful and powerful

We are on the west end of Kangaroo Island and the chilly, strong wind is really blowing.   We are walking to the Remarkable Rocks.   We are on the boardwalk on the way to the rocks,

On the boardwalk to Remarkable Rocks

On the boardwalk to Remarkable Rocks

but we have to be careful we don’t blow into the Southern Ocean.    Ready to climb up the rocks.

We are going up there

We are going up there

This sign with Danger makes these Colorado Traveling Ducks a bit nervous.   Wow!   These rocks really are remarkable.   The red on the rocks reminds us of the Bay of Fire in Tasmania.

Red on rocks

Red on rocks

The color is probably also from lichen.   We feel safe sitting while the rocks protect us from the wind.

We feel protected from wind here

We feel protected from wind here

These are great rocks.   The ocean looks cold and rough.

Beautiful ocean

Beautiful ocean

Little ducks would not have fun swimming in this water.   The landscape here indicates that the wind is fairly constant.

Terrain shows results of constant ocean winds

Terrain shows results of constant ocean winds

Not much tall vegetation and the Southern Ocean dominates this end of Kangaroo Island.    We are now heading to the lighthouse.

Great Lighthouse

Great Lighthouse

The date over the door of this lighthouse is 1909.   The view from the lighthouse is very impressive.

View from lighthouse

View from lighthouse

In our ducky opinion, a lighthouse was really necessary here to help guide the ships.   When a human lighthouse keeper lived here, supplies were brought in every three months.   This is the pulley used to haul supplies to the lighthouse keeper and to take anything from him to go back to town.

Pulley used to transport supplies

Pulley used to transport supplies

Flinders Chase National Park became a National Park in 1919.   We like seeing so many things here.   Our guide tells us there is still more to see here.   We will tell you more about the park next time.

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