Letter to Santa

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.

Letter to Santa

Letter to Santa

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.

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9 thoughts on “Letter to Santa

  1. Congratulations on reaching KI and having five minutes to spare to get to the post office…… Did you manage to walk in looking relaxed? Yeah, no worries!! Have a lovely Christmas John and family. Have you seen the International Space Station go over during your amazing starry nights? Santa might be flying just next to it….. All the best from Ian and Mercia


    • Ian, Merry Christmas to you and family. We have had a few really clear nights and I have seen satellites but I’m not sure how to differentiate between them and the space station. It will be a very different Xmas for sure. Best wishes


  2. James Sear

    John, Amanda, Xavier, Hanah and Oscar….hope you all have a wonderful Christmas on the island. Love from James and Maragaret.
    Mum and I have a golf related challenge for you if you are planning on using the Eyre Highway. The Nullarbor Links is the longest course in the world with an average of 66km between holes. We would like to see you find one of the 18 holes.


    • Thanks James and Margaret. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you too. We will be heading over the Hillsborough at some stage in the near future and will happily take on the challenge. Take care and love from us all


  3. Liz Scobie

    Happy Christmas and New Year to you all. I’m following your posts with great interest. All my good wishes for the ongoing journey. with love from Liz in Waikanae.


    • Hi Liz
      Happy New Year to you. We are back in range and catching up on our Christmas messages. We finally had a crayfish dinner last night! It took a few days ti find a legal size one but well worth the wait. Hope you are well and enjoying our short updates.
      Love from us all


  4. Richard Scobie

    Hi Sear Family,

    Sounds like you’re having a great adventure.

    We’re about to sit down to Christmas lunch – Sue and Rob are in Nelson this year, so just Mum and I.

    Best wishes for the New Year and I look forward to following your progress.



    • Hi Richard
      Great to hear from you. We have been out of range in Kangaroo Island until now so a remote beach was our Christmas venue. Luckily we had enough bait and enjoyed fish for dinner. Hope all is good in NZ
      Love from us all


  5. Nick Jill Matthew and Grace

    Well done to you all, hope you had a great Xmas and are enjoying the sights. Had a good one here in Sydney with Xmas day at the Paines, Boxing Day at our place, Paddington Bear at the cinema and trips to curl curl beach. I’m on the bus to work now (new that would cheer you up john!).

    Best wishes from nick Jill Matthew and Grace


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