Zeb and Eider Visit Admirals Arch and Fur Seals on Australia’s Kangaroo Island

Zeb and Eider Duck are still in Flinders Chase National Park on Kangaroo Island in South Australia.   This park is at the west end of the island and the winds are still quite strong.   The surf of the Southern Ocean dramatically crashes against the rugged cliffs.

Crashing surf

Crashing surf

We start down the boardwalk, heading for the New Zealand Fur Seals.

The boardwalk to see New Zealand Fur Seals

The boardwalk to see New Zealand Fur Seals

Looking down at the Southern Ocean, we are fascinated by the water crashing on the rocks.

Strong surf meets rugged coast

Strong surf meets rugged coast

As we descend, we see this New Zealand Fur Seal resting.

Resting New Zealand Fur Seal

Resting New Zealand Fur Seal

This is our tour guide while we are on Kangaroo Island.

Our guide

Our guide

He has been friendly and extremely informative.   We stop to admire this New Zealand Fur Seal.

Curled up for a nap

Curled up for a nap

He is curled up and seems very relaxed here.   Now we see Admirals Arch.

Admirals Arch

Admirals Arch

This arch gives us a different view of the ocean.

Admirals Arch

Admirals Arch

A very impressive rock formation.    From Admirals Arch, we look at the Southern Ocean and relaxing New Zealand Fur Seals.

Looking down at New Zealand Fur Seals and Southern Ocean

Looking down at New Zealand Fur Seals and Southern Ocean

We, the Colorado Traveling Ducks, were on this walk, but it is very windy.   This is one of the few times mom feels it is safe for us to pose for a photo.

It sure is windy!

It sure is windy!

We like seeing these fur seals.

Sitting up for a photo

Sitting up for a photo

Isn’t this one just adorable?

So cute!

So cute!

We think so!   As we go back up the boardwalk, we keep turning around to admire the ocean.

Rugged land

Rugged land

Our tour of Kangaroo Island is almost over.   We will miss these ocean views.

We were here

We were here

We hope you visit Flinders Chase National Park on Kangaroo Island.   We had a great time on our tour, but we are not done yet.   Next time we will show you a little more of this wonderful island..

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.