9th October 2017 by emmadurnford

9th October 2017

Day two of our journey to Kangaroo Island.

We departed from our scented motel room and managed to find some breakfast in the only coffee shop in Keith which was very nice and then we started the second leg, a four hour drive to Cape Jervis to catch the ferry across to the island. The driving was similar to yesterday, basically very nice with minimal traffic except near busy junctions and what traffic there was drove very well - no speeding or sitting on our tail.

The SatNav definitely took us the pretty route but in the positive sense of the word as we passed through eucalyptus groves and then verdant farmland with fields full of spring flowers. The only down side was that as I was driving I wasn’t taking any photos but the upside was that as there was so little traffic I could enjoy the views easily whilst still keeping the car in a straight line!

We made it to Cape Jervis over an hour and a half early and had hoped that we may be able to get a standby place on the earlier ferry but after two large lorries and a caravan had driven on we realised we would be on our scheduled ferry at 4.00pm. Colin had to drive the car on and it was a pretty tight space he had to get into, prefect parking! No dolphins to be seen on the 45 minute journey but we had a nice hot chocolate and Anzac biscuit to compensate. These are just two of the larger vehicles on the ferry.

As there are a limited number of roads on the island, it was not too difficult to drive the 50 minutes or so to our new home for the next 4 nights in Kingscote - a lovely dual aspect room on the upper floor of Kangaroo Island Seaside Inn with views directly over the beach. After dinner we walked back along the coastal path and saw a Bush Tailed possum in a tree which looked pretty surprised to be caught in a dual red light beam from our new head torches!

To be continued...
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