An Ace Up Our Reeves

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12 min readJan 8, 2024

Day: 344

Towns / Cities Visited: 241

Countries Visited: 31

Steps Taken Today: 13,933

Steps Taken Around the World: 5,415,080

Another day brought with it a tiny frog living its best life in the front room of our tent, and a new opportunity to explore this little corner of the world we’d found ourselves in. We would be exploring the north east corner of Kangaroo Island, though, and as such, we were in for quite a lengthy drive before the fun could begin. En route, we made a quick stop in the tiny town of Parndana to grab a few bread rolls for the next couple of day’s lunches, before continuing down the road to the first real location for the day.

Now, I know some of you may think that 11:30am is too early to roll into a gin distillery, but to be honest, unspoken societal drinking customs don’t really apply when you’re travelling. If you’re nearby, you just fit it in when you can, and that’s exactly what we were doing. Ducking into Kangaroo Island Distillery’s cellar door, we ordered a couple of gin tasting flights and a liqueur flight, and wandered out to warm ourselves by the crackling fire pit in the outdoor area. With our exterior warm, we set about digging into our flight to warm our insides too, sipping the samples one by one as we compared notes and went off on tangential conversations reminiscing about our Europe trip, as we are wont to do. Needless to say, we left with another bottle for our collection, their Mulberry Gin inspiring us to loosen our grip on our wallets.

Next on the agenda was something non-alcoholic, and far less costly: a visit to one of the furthest viewpoints from where we were camping, Turner Drive Lookout. As we pulled up in the circle of dirt that constitutes its carpark, we’d be lying if we said we weren’t a little underwhelmed. You see, I won’t deny that you could look out over the ocean. The problem was that the ocean was on the other side of a private paddock, and it was hard to really appreciate the view from such a distance. In the end, it was a rather sculptural piece of driftwood that caught my eye more than anything else. So, I guess…

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On my dream trip to travel the world, taste its foods, see its wonders, and meet all the strange and beautiful people who reside here.