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Susie shares some facts about our latest stop, Kangaroo Island

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Kangaroo Island is in South Australia. Kangaroo Island (KI) has lots of interesting things to do like sandboarding or taking a look at the Remarkable Rocks. It's full of animals like seals, penguins and maybe even the occasional pod of dolphins.

Did you know that Kingscote on KI was the capital of South Australia before Adelaide? There are 2 ways of getting to KI: by boat or plane. If you like the bush, Vivonne Bay is the place to go. KI has the very rare Glossy Black Cockatoo. KI is wonderful.

No matter where you are, you're always close to something pretty. It's a place like no other. It's a place for you & me.
Sandboarding and tobogganing at Little Sahara

Sandboarding and tobogganing at Little Sahara

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Freddie, Edwina, sport and space

A day in Canberra, now to Bright

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The rowing machines at the AIS get a workout

The rowing machines at the AIS get a workout

Freddie Mercury - what a legend. Who'd have thought the 'Glee' producers would reprise Freddie's famous 'Somebody to Love'? Glee was our CD of choice driving out to Tidbinbilla yesterday to the Deep Space Tracking Station run by CSIRO on behalf of NASA.

The 45 minute drive from Canberra was lovely, roadworks notwithstanding. Out along the Cotter River into the countryside. Just as the astronomers at Parkes played cricket in the dish in 'The Dish', we tossed a frisbee near the satellite dishes. Apparently the dishes at Tidbinbilla are listening into satellites orbiting Mars right now.

Earlier we visited AIS, the Australian Institute of Sport. That's where we got our frisbee. There we also saw the shortest AIS athletes (gymnasts) and the tallest (volleyballers) in training. Felt v unfit.

Edwina guided us back to our accomm without a hitch. She knows Canberra streets like the back of her hand. Lets hope Bright doesn't cause her stress.

Posted by kecasumi 14:48 Archived in Australia Tagged sport space Comments (1)

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