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Published: March 12th 2018
Today we drove back to the south coast to have a look at the giant sand dunes at Little Sahara. Being old and risk averse we were definitely NOT going to do anything silly like sand boarding or tobogganing! We walked from the car park to the building on-site where a young man told us that we needed to sign-in. Of course we got to talking and he asked if we were going to ride the dunes. We said ‘no, of course not, we’re old and risk averse’. Then he says ‘you’re not old, I had an 82 year old here yesterday ...’
So of course we paid our $37.00 to hire a toboggan and signed the waiver form and off we went into the dunes. I successfully completed three runs and had a ball. Steve also had several good slides down the dune, but managed to bash his ankle with the board and took a chunk of skin off. And then there was Bernie. Well, Bernie, he went A over T and ate sand! Fortunately his spectacular wipe-out was captured by Cathy who was at the bottom of the dune with her camera in continuous shooting made. Fortunately he
could see the funny side about it too and posted the photos on Facebook later in the day.
From the dunes we drove around Vivonne Bay to Point Ellen. After three spectacular days, it was rather overcast today, but that didn’t stop us from snapping more photos of Kangaroo Islands pristine beaches and spectacular coastline.
Next on our list was the Marron Farm & Café where we planned to have marron (freshwater crayfish) for lunch. Just one problem with that, we arrived at the farm gate to find that it was CLOSED. That was disappointing. Oh well, let’s just drive back to the Caltex Servo in Kingscote (where we are now regulars!) and have fish ‘n’ chips again. We did think that we would buy our fish ‘n’ chips to take away and enjoy them al fresco down on the sea front but, it was blowing a gale, so we ate in instead. It’s not quite the same eating fish ‘n’ chips from melamine plates - with a side salad! - as it is eating them by the sea straight out of their paper wrapping.
Off to Hope Cottage next, a National Trust property in Kingscote. Yesterday
Megan told us that we could see the Deville & Co lantern that was removed from the Cape Willoughby Lighthouse in 1974 at Hope Cottage. The cottage and its outbuildings housed a fascinating collection of old memorabilia that we enjoyed poking around amongst.
Hah, we are not having a good run with meals today! Tonight we planned to have dinner at the Queenscliff Hotel only to walk up to its door to find a sign saying that it is closed on Sundays and public holidays. The pizza place across the street was open so ... it was pizza for dinner. With 20/20 hindsight it was obvious that perhaps we should have eaten out on Saturday night and cooked our own dinner tonight??!
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