On such a fine day I needed music. Other genres of music have their appropriate times to create atmosphere or aline with a particular feeling. To suit the mood of this island you need classical music. If you happen to find yourself driving on the island on a Sunday morning simply pop your radio dial over to 90.7 FM. That should do the trick. If you likely find yourself driving any time during the rest of the week you will just have to provide your own classical music.
A visit to the island is a freeing experience. This is Australia’s 3rd largest island and only about 4,000 people live here (most on the Western half of the island). Even in the middle of summer the roads are generally empty. Oh and there are well maintained dirt roads throughout the island, especially as you move away from the coast. If I am not in a hurry, I would rather drive a dirt road than a paved road any day of the week. And there is certainly no reason to be in a hurry here.
The “Natural Food Movement” is alive and thriving on Australia’s Kangaroo Island. We have plenty of “Farm to Table” restaurants in California but they are not quite the same as here. The ingredients are different – dramatically so at times based on various culinary elements that incorporate wild and or native plants – some of which only grow on Kangaroo Island.
We spoke to several people in Adelaide who have lived there all their lives. Surprisingly they have not even visited Kangaroo Island. This is still a mostly undiscovered culinary and wine destination – with other highlights being small producers focusing on specific food products. The on site experiences and visits with the producers are a unique window into an agricultural and artisan way of life.
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