As our first winter on Kangaroo Island draws to a close, it seems a good time to report on our early experiences as ‘Islanders’. The weather today is wild, with clouds whipping across the sky, raining one minute, bright sunshine the next. And that is quite appropriate given that winter-long the weather has been changeable and dramatic. Melbourne prides itself on delivering four seasons in one day, but I think it has nothing on KI. One of the first lessons we learnt was that a cloudless sky and bright sunshine did not mean you could go exploring across the property without a rain-jacket. In the blink of an eye, the clouds roar up, you’re blasted by driving rain, then it clears just as quickly to make you wonder how it was that your clothes had become drenched.