Archive for the ‘Phillip Island’ Category

Phillip Island
January 17, 2017

It is high summer so I thought a post about the seaside would be appropriate.

I have been sorting through my photographs and happened upon my 2007 holiday on Phillip Island.

Phillip Island is a major holiday destination in Victoria being an easy drive from Melbourne. It has many attractions for holiday makers and day visitors including international visitors.

Probably the most popular attraction is the Penguin Parade in the warmer months of the year when Little (Fairy) Penguins emerge from the ocean at dusk and scurry across the beach to climb into the sand hills to their underground nests where their hungry chicks are waiting to be fed. It is not easy being a penguin parent, out fishing all day, returning to shore exhausted in the evening, checking for predators, then a dash across the beach in front of excited humans, followed by an arduous climb home. …………then out again before dawn next day.

Whilst this post contains no images of penguins, it does illustrate other island features which appeal to me.

dscn0662

There are rugged coastlines and surging seas on the ocean side of the island.

dscn0665

dscn0718

dscn0728

dscn0703-jpg

The sheltered,Western Port, side of the island has beaches where you can swim, paddle and fossick to your heart’s content.

dscn0696

dscn0674

dscn0685

dscn0689

dscn0698

dscn0705

dscn0701

dscn0707

There is coastal vegetation to admire……..

dscn0672

…. flowering pig faces

dscn0669

dscn0740

dscn0736-jpg

……… grassy tussocks ……….

dscn0648

dscn0731

dscn0734

……… and enough lichen to keep lichen lovers satisfied.

dscn0722-jpg

dscn0724-jpg

dscn0658

In addition to penguins, there is this seagull rookery at the Nobbies, koalas and seals.

Advertisements