We were quite fortunate to be given an invitation for myself and the family to a stay over in Penneshaw, Kangaroo Island. The wife's sister & her family had taken on a beautiful place overlooking Penneshaw Bay and with nothing else planned, we decided a KI Christmas was just what the doctor had ordered. As it so happened, the brother in law had just purchased an early 90's Special Edition DR650RS with low mileage from an inmate on here so I offered to load that & my 640 ADV onto a trailer and bring them along for some low key KI exploratory duties. They sure do pack'em in tight on those ferries! Now, we've stayed at quite a few spots around the island such as Emu Bay and others in the past....but I reckon Penneshaw is one of the best spots, including a beautiful swimming beach, great fishing off the jetty, a great pub, a supermarket and a servo and so close to the ferry.....why would you want to stay anywhere else? The view from our guest house..... We decided that this was not purely a ride trip as both Daryl & I had our families along so we would keep our rides mainly within the Dudley Peninsula, which is the eastern most part of the island This gave us a chance to explore all the tracks that were on offer and all within 1/2 an hour from home base. Before we set off however, we had Christmas Eve to prepare for..... Anyone for grilled Octopus??....marinated with lemon & olive oil and seasoned with salt, pepper & oregano.... This of course, was in addition to fresh Oysters and Prawns for that true seaside feast. All washed down with a few NZ Sav Blancs......Yes, it's a hard life The first foray out would begin on the following day, for a short run east with my daughter, stopping at Chapman River and then on to Cape Whilloughby. The run was initially tarmac and then dirt. Chapman River (Camp facilities available for those inclined) The view at Cape Whilloughby, looking back (West) was just spectacular.....well worth the trip. A quick zip back to home base from there & Daryl & I were ready for some tracks that same afternoon.