Another day trip from Base Camp Seaford took us southeast toward Victor Harbour to the 4452 hectares of largest remnant of natural vegetation on the Fleurieu Peninsula.  The area boasts diverse habitat of tall stringy bark, dry heath, creeks and rugged cliff tops to provide habitat for flora and fauna.  Mind you there is radiata pine forest farming all over the place, some things just never change.  Aboriginal history has identified the area as a transition area between the Kaurna and Ngarrindjeri Aboriginal people who told dreaming stories of  how the landforms came to be in the area and the offshore Pages Islands the Metalong. After visiting the beautifully maintained park we thought one should take at least a week to ten days to camp there and enjoy the varied landscape.

Fleurieu Peninsula in the distance.

Driving to Blowhole Beach.
Kangaroo Island in the distance, flat calm seas and no blow at the hole!
Extraordinary geology of granite with seams of shimmering quartz.
 Adrian discovered a Monarch butterfly as we walked up the hill, this beauty was too damp to fly.
Walking trails abound in the park so we took the one to Deep Creek Cove, walking through, to our surprise a recent hot fired area that devastated the vegetation.
The ‘yakkas’ as the locals call them, Xanthorrhoea quadrangulata are a prominent species to be seen everywhere in the South Australia and they were thriving in this burnt landscape together with a host of hardy plants.
Adjacent to every yakka grass tree a lichen of this extraordinary bright gold was to be seen, yet nowhere else?
 Orchids were beginning to bloom and given the time of year, the leaf structure, my guess are they are Corybus unguiculatas.  They were on the shaded bends of the switch back  track down to the creek.
Arrival to the creek was breathtaking…
 Lunch at the creek, we just had to keep a watch on the tide and ensure we could make a safe departure.
 Adrian having a look at walks for a potential, future camping trip. Our next stop, Kangaroo Island!
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