Previous post can be found here: Melbourne, Australia.
Blistering hot is the only way to describe the weather when temperatures reach 40 C so we decided it was a good day to leave the city and embark on a tour of Phillip Island. After a stop at Touridin and the Maru animal sanctuary, we crossed the bridge onto the island. Pictures describe it’s beauty best.
Koala’s sleep 22 hours a day. This guy was in the animal sanctuary. The kangaroos are wild as are the wallabies. The copper head snake was most certainly wild and one of the reasons you don’t just go tramping through the grass 🙂
The penguin parade happens just after dark. Fairy penguins by the hundreds emerge from the sea and make their way up the bank to their waiting babies. The parents have been fishing all day and bring them back food. It’s an amazing sight. Sorry, no photos as photography is strictly forbidden. I was hoping to be able to get some anyway as I don’t need a flash but they’ve even outlawed that as people can’t follow rules. Despite being told repeatedly and signs everywhere, still there were people taking photos. Several of us yelled at anyone who tried. Hey the rules apply to EVERYone! I would have loved to take photos but value the safety of the tiny birds more.
We joked that no one said you couldn’t take a bird home. It would have been so easy. I could have reached out and picked on u’p!
They’re adorable little birds at only 12″ – 16″ full grown and waddle up the hill with a mission.,
All in all it was a really great day and we got back to our hostel just after midnight, thoroughly exhausted 🙂