Monday, 3 April 2000

day fifty-eight: kangaroo island

Up early, packed up camp, cleared out the Land rover, where the Possums had ransacked a packet of Doritos, then drove to the coast for a look at the cliffs overlooking the Devil's Kitchen.

Then a drive to Seal Bay, for a walk on the beach, where we could seal a colony of seals lazing around on the sand and playing in the surf.

After lunch, we had a lesson in sand boarding on the dunes, unsuccessful but memorable for the two Dutch girls who flew over a ramp, landing in a pile on the other side.

On the way to Flinders Chase National Park, we took some time to spot Koalas before the weather took a turn for the worst. By the time we arrived at Admirals Arch, it was raining, but this added to the atmosphere of this rugged coastline where New Zealand fur Seals inhabit the rocks.

We had a quick look at Remarkable Rocks, close by, then on to our bush camp. It was a wet and uncomfortable time setting up, but we made the best of it, and enjoyed the evening. As we went to bed, the rain got heavier, and Tim started digging trenches to avert the water running off our canopy.