Our Phillip Island "to do list" includes, the Penguin Parade (of course), Churchill Island Heritage Farm and the Koala Conservation Park. Yesterday we took a trip to Churchill Island Heritage Farm. The day started with some sheep shearing, followed by a tractor ride. The boys got to milk a cow and Archie told me the udder was soft and felt just like skin. We also got to watch a blacksmith make a horse shoe before the working dogs came out to play. It was then that Max, surrounded by a crowd of people, asked the famer a question about the sheep dogs. Roy and I were quite surprised as previously Max would have asked us to ask the question. We are sensing alot more confidence in the boys already. We all had a fantastic day and well worth it.
Today we went to the Koala Conservation Park. We all got to see Koalas in their natural habitat. While Roy was keen to stay longer the boys wanted to get back to our campground so they could go swimming. Which is exactly what we spent the afternoon doing. At one stage Roy jumped out of the pool...he said it felt like a scene out of Cady Shack...there were way too many people...and while no chocolate bar appeared floating on the surface of the water...Roy had had enough and wanted to be back in the National Park. I agreed, but the boys were loving it.
Archie continues to want every stuffed animal he sees. If it isn't a wombat or Emu its a Koala or Penguin. The boys now get $1 per week pocket money so with the high tourist prices for this kind of stuff, it will be sometime before poor Archie gets his so desired stuffed animal. I think mum and dad might be contributing!!!
Just finishing the day with a nice glass of red...Happy Valentine's Day.
Had a fun night at the Penguin Parade. The boys finally got to spend their pocket money and buy something at the souvenir shop. After much deliberation Max decided on a penguin snow cone, while Archie picked a little plastic penguin figurine. We were all surprised he didn't get a stuffed animal.
Finally, out of the shop and ready for the the Parade. The boys were really excited when the little penguins started arriving on the beach. The waves pushed them into shore, where they would then wait for a few friends (safety in numbers) before quickly parading up the beach and onto their burrows in the surrounding sand dunes.
The boardwalks behind the beach offered a great viewing area. We got to see the Penguins up close and amongst their burrows. It was very cute. The boys were thrilled. A late night...but a worthwhile and enjoyable one.
vander looks great miss all of you already give the kids a hug from me. buy him the stuffed toy ill pay!