With Christmas upon us we made a visit to a big shopping centre to fill up on supplies as we will be deep in a National Park with no access to shops for a week. We’re not sure whether Santa will be able to find us on our remote beach and we have been reminding the kids that this Christmas will be more low key than normal.
As we waited for Amanda to collect the last few items we watched kids having their photos with Santa, and they sat down at a table to colour in some pictures and write a letter to Santa. Xavier’s letter was so cute that I think expectations have been managed!
Then things started falling into place again. We had had to cancel our noon Sealink ferry to Kangaroo Island so we could get the windscreen fixed. We managed to rebook a 7pm one, which meant we couldn’t pick up our post, and would arrive in the dark to camp. Then we got a spot on the 4pm ferry, so we drove down early and got in the standby lane for the 3pm ferry, and snuck on. Santa paid us a visit on the ferry – well done and thank you Sealink, what a friendly and helpful crowd. We got to Kingscote Post Office 5 minutes before it closed and collected a few packages for the kids as well as their school work for next term.