Oh man, today was just awesome. Went out on a day long tour around Philip Island (a tiny island, located just about 90 min drive from Melbourne) where there is an apparently world famous parade, occuring every single nightfall. The penguin parade.
So every evening, just when the sun sets, hundreds of penguins come swimming ashore to go to sleep. Even though they can sleep on their backs, floating in the ocean, they prefer to come home for the safety of a hole in the ground. All day they're out hunting for food, and for fear of predatory birds they dare not leave the water until it's starting to get dark. And we're not talking about massive eagles here. A half sized hawk pose a big threat to these skinny b*****s since the penguins you find on Philip Island are the smallest breed of penguins in the world. They were called, and are still called by some, fairy penguins. Ranging between 15-30 cm in height, they ARE tiny creatures. Adorable, but midget size.
Unfortunately, you weren't allowed to take pictures of them, not that it really stopped anyone, but it was still way to dark to see them in the photos.
But until then, the tour went around all over, a wine tasting with some cheese, a cliff formation called the nobbies and my personal favourites: a chocolate factory and a wildlife park. So first we got to actually go around and taste not only chocolate but also the cacao bean. We also of course got to see how they made lots of it. Next we were allowed to go in and feed kangaroos and wallabies jumping around freely. There was also koalas, tasmanian devils, flying foxes, emus... Anything you'd expect to find in australia was there, most of it running around, begging for food. Got tons of pictures and videos of kangaroos literally eating out of my hand, koalas climbing around in trees, wallabies hoping around...
And then I haven't even mentioned the fair trade market i found in the morning.
But thats it for now, dont really care to write any longer on a stinking iPhone, trying to correct anything I write.
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