WILDERNESS STORIES

14 Apr 2020

The wildlife continues doing it tough now that our dam has been dry for three months. I don't mind putting water out but it disappears very quickly. It would be good if I could train kangaroos to drink from only the big bowl...

12 Mar 2020

A week ago I spotted this Echidna walking towards the shed so called out to my guest who had just returned from fishing to come and have a look. Walking up behind the Echidna encouraged it to get to the shed and in the open d...

5 Feb 2020

Lots of Koalas perished in the recent KI bush fires perhaps halving the population. Over population of the Koalas here was a problem but the KI subspecies is a very valuable national asset as they do not have many of the main...

18 Jan 2020

So far for Kangaroo Island, bush fires this summer have been devastating for the community. Lives lost, large numbers of animals and wild life habitats destroyed as well as homes, farm properties and tourism facilities.

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3 Dec 2019

Its cool but bright sunshine and also windy. Our 3.1 kW solar panels on the shed roof have been dumping power for many hours now. We could be generating heaps of hydrogen to provide gas for cooking, heating water even powerin...

23 Sep 2019

Lots of wild flowers blooming at the moment. if you like taking photos here are a few taken on a mobile phone to whet your appetite !

 Easy to understand why Eucalypt means capped flower from this photo.

 Twinning fringe lily i...

5 Sep 2019

Yes, the Retreat is for sale and the wildlife are all saying they want to live here ! The kangaroo in the photos came in to eat the grass just outside my bedroom door:

 Earlier in the week I have been woken by repeated crow ca...

18 Aug 2019

Our recent guests left a nice comment on Trip Advisor about their stay and on the Coastal Wildlife Walking Tour they went on. A Little Penguin was seen in a burrow:

 Not the best photo, but I don't like using flash photography...

22 Jul 2019

It is amazing how quickly wildlife disappears if you rush off to get a camera ! Echidnas, snakes and today the Koala that walked across the track only a few metres ahead of me. I had about 100 metres to go to the Retreat to r...

29 May 2019

Its nice to be home again but the Retreat has not sold yet. So we need to run the business some more and you have a chance again to stay and perhaps get involved in some interesting activities ! The first job home was to coll...

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