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SHELLY BEACH SNIPETTS No. 135. August, 2021


Patricia Newell-Dunkley – Photographs Reginald J. Dunkley


Greetings from down under where Greater Sydney is in lockdown, and the States likewise. Borders expect to be opened by the New Year. So here is another favourite Island for your future travels.

Kangaroo Island sits just 70 miles southwest of Adelaide in South Australia, and is the third largest island in the country.

It is known for its agriculture, fishing and nature reserves. Being such a diverse destination, it caters to all sorts of travellers.

Outdoor lovers, adventurists, and beachcombers, alone, or with family and friends and a great place for a honeymoon.


Kingscote and Penneshaw are the two largest cities, and can be reached by air or by ferry. American River is the third and Parndana the fourth.

Kangaroo Island is one of the most popular destinations in South Australia, with thousands of visitors each year. Favourite attractions are the Flinders Chase National Park, the Kelly Hill Caves, Little Sahara, Parndana Wildlife Park and Seal Bay.

For those that want a little more peace and quiet, head to the North Coast or the Dudley Peninsula.

There are around 995 miles of roads on Kangaroo Island, but no public transport. Most visitors self-drive around the island, or cycle, and even hike. There are also organized tours available,

Surfing, fishing, swimming in crystal clear waters, bushwalking and canoeing, are just a few of the activities that are available on Kangaroo Island.

Sea lions play in the sea, koalas enjoy the shade under eucalyptus trees, and little penguins run along the beach.  Needless to say, you can also sit with the Kangaroos.

Kangaroo Island is a positive delight, with luxury villas and plenty of accommodation to be had.  Famous for its cheeses, honey and wines, besides the spectacular landscapes.

While in South Australia take the opportunity to visit Adelaide, the capital. Known as a truly magical place, with much to see and do. Shopping, dining, nightlife, and a fabulous visitors centre, where you can also get free guided tours.

Here at Shelly Beach all is well, with spring just around the corner. The whales are still heading north to Queensland, and can be seen making their way up the coast.

The many birds are still flocking into the garden for their morning feast, and Charlie the Pomeranian is still on guard.

Cheers.  Patricia

Website: www.patriciasartworld.com

Google: Patricia Newell-Dunkley for all previous Snipetts

My books The Complete Guide to Painting and Decorating Porcelain, Wallis the Woman I Love, Letters of a Travelling Lady,” are available on Amazon and Crowood Publishers.

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