Since picture taking is not allowed at the penguin parade I cannot show you what it was about. Trust me, if you ever visit Australia, it is definitely something you want to add to your "must see" list. At sunset, the fairy penguins come in from their day of feeding in the ocean back to their burrows along the beach. This is such an amazing event to witness. The fairy penguin is the smallest breed penguin, standing about 12-16 inches. The night was cold and windy, but it was worth it.
The following pictures are at the beaches on Phillip Island:
|Lilly, Anabella and me|
|Aunt Lilly, Anabella and Chloe|
|The Nobbies on Phillip Island|
After our trip to Phillip Island, the next day we headed south to the Great Ocean Road. We spent two days driving the Great Ocean Road. This has got to be one of the most picturesque roads in Australia, following along the southern coast 280 kilometers or 175 miles from Torquay to Warnambool. The weather could have been better, but that didn't stop us from swimming in the ocean at Warnambool. Along the way we stopped at the famous Bell's Beach, saw koalas in the wild at Kennett River, viewed the 12 Apostles, lunched in Port Campbell and landed in Warnambool for some playtime in the ocean and salt-water heated pool (heaven).
|Jeff in surf heaven, Torquay|
|Anabella and Uncle Jeff|