Last night was interesting. We got "bogged"... stuck in the sand on our nocturnal tour last night.. did not make it to the penquins or see much of the wildlife- just a bunch of wallabies ( out number the kangaroos 3 to 1 on the island).
This morning we got up early to go to the other side of the island - Flinders Chase down to see the NZ fur seals and Admirals arch ( took my breath away) . We had to buy a park pass to see the sights but well worth it., We then booted over to the quad adventure tour to take a 4 wheel quad vehicle over the tree roots, rocks , sand and up and down many hills . It came to a beautiful beach and cliff - called Cape Kersaint on the south of the island. We were the only two in the party so Andrew our leader took his time with us and saw some sights that he normally does not take people to. We ended up climbing from one beach over a bunch of rocks to another secluded harbour which is known for the sharks . We did not see any since the water was pretty choppy. On our way back to the previous beach, we saw 3 star fish and a natural bee hive in the caves of cliff that we just climbed down. Awesome. Then we got back to our bikes to head back and encountered a meter long lizard, some kangaroos and lots of dirt and sand. He took us to the grasses but advised us to say close due to the number of sink holes in the area. We held the acceleration full on through the grass which is away from all the stones. It was great. Now both of us are very sore after 3 hours on the bikes ( was supposed to be 2 hours but took a little longer). We then took a drive to seal bay but it was more commercial than the other site and headed back to Kingscote in search of food. Apparently the town closes up around noon. We found one place open called Hot stuff and got salt and pepper squid for Sara. Then we ended up coming back to the hotel to shower off all the dust and get ready for dinner in the hotel ( Wed - Sat are the only days serving dinner) . The Hotel we are staying in appears to date from the 50's and very thin walls but is a convenient location and overlooks the ocean.
Tomorrow we take the 2:30 ferry back to the mainland and then head up the coastal road to Glenlig just outside Adelaide.