I think some of our photos are not displaying..but you get the idea! :-)
This weekend we took a road trip to Phillip Island, which is the most southern part of the world we have been to so far. It sits just off the Mornington Peninsula, connected to mainland Australia via a bridge.
We hired a car (for some reason a mini cooper, I know Russ and I are small, but honestly! very cool though). We did keep setting the alarm off at the worst times - funny but embarrassing.
It was about a 2 hour drive, although I think we made it nearly 3..but got to the island around lunchtime, and the weather was nice, so perfect for visiting the beach. After the beach we went to a Koala bear sanctuary. They are harder to spot than you think, but my do they look peaceful! Sleepy little fellas.
The highlight of the day was going down to the beach at sunset to watch the Little penguins (official name - smallest in the world) come out of the water and make the treacherous dash across the beach into the hills, avoiding any seagulls and other predators - was amazing to watch, especially as they came right on cue - 18.13pm, as predicted by the guides. There were not many this time of year, but they were so cute waddling out of the water, and if a seagull came near they would rush back into the water - there were a few false starts! A fantastic thing to see. Unfortunately we were not allowed to take a photos, as it scares them, and we had to remain really quiet whilst watching their journey, so you will have to take our word for it!
Vic & Russ