6/26/00: Even though this was a working holiday we managed to get in a whole day as tourists. So we booked a one day bus tour to Kangaroo Island. Very windy, rainy, and rough waters to be taking a 1 hr ferry across to the island. Caught the SeaLink ferry at Cape Jervis and disembarked at Penneshaw. And once there, the bus was waiting for us and the weather cleared. We chose the front most bus seats for better viewing. The bus was lovely with modern and very comfortable seats. Was a joy to leave the driving to someone else, if even for a short while. Took a ride and saw: Seal Bay, koala bears, many wild plants, flowers, birds, Admiral’s Arch, Remarkable Rocks, fur seals, Kangaroo Island kangaroos, native ducks, wallabies, galahs, fairy penguins, and echidnas.
Just before boarding the ferry back to the mainland, the wind and rain had returned with a vengeance. We were handed a boxed lunch supper (sandwich, juice, and candy bar) and put on the ferry. The waters were very rough at this point, was after dark. About 80% of the passengers were very ill…Darlene included. Steve was not sick…the salty old sea dog.
In the wind and rain, we traveled back to Second Valley to camp another night…supper for Steve consisted of cold cereal…nothing for Darlene. Note: Steve was disappointed as we had planned to have a nice seafood dinner at Cape Jervis…but he made the best of it by having 2 bowls of cereal.