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Cape Du Couedic Lightstation

Kangaroo Island

From Cape Borda we drove across the west end of the Island to Cape Du Couedic in search of the second lighthouse of the day.

This lighthouse is located in a national park which has a visitor's centre and café. We were very grateful to be able to get some late lunch and found some scratchy signal on the radio so we could listen to some AFL. It was Melbourne v Collingwood, and I must say I was glad to have a wonderful place to take a leisurely walk with my camera.

The Cape Du Couedic Lightstation is a classic looking lighthouse standing in a very exposed location.



Whilst the day was quite mild the wind was blowing strongly and the sea was pounding the cliffs.



At the very tip of the Cape is the Admiral's Arch which is accessible via a walkway.



All around the base of the cliffs is a breeding ground for New Zealand Fur Seals, and they were present in abundance.



These two had a brief battle for territory before deciding there was enough rock for them both to snooze on.


There were a number of baby seals looking very small and quite cute.


And of course there was a bit of frolicking in the ocean


On our way home we spotted an Echidna who decided to cross the road as we approached. We stopped to take a photo but her/she was unimpressed by our presence and scuttled back into the bushes


Posted by rca3561 07:16

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Tis a spectacular coast line. Great pics and don't you love blue skies

by pedro

Love the shot of the seals in the frothy water

by Kate

Looks amazing. You're both so lucky X

by Elspeth

It is a spectacular place. I could have watched the seals all day!

by rca3561

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