Penguin parade!

Trip Start Jul 31, 2009
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Trip End Sep 07, 2009


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Flag of Australia  , Victoria,
Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Down to Phillip Island for the day to see the world famous Penguin Parade.  I never got the chance to see this the last time was here, so it was definitely on my to do list.  This really is one of those weird natural things people flock to see.  Little Penguins (and I'm not insulting them, thats their official name), come ashore every night at dusk in their hundreds, at the same beach at the same time.  The wee buggers get washed in on the surf, then waddle up up the beach in wee groups and disappear into the dunes to have very noisy sex.

Earlier that day we went to the Koala Conservation Centre, and got to see koala bears up close and personal.  This was actually a lot better than I thought it was going to be.  It's basically a fenced off section of forest with raised platforms and walkways (not unlike the Ewok Village from The Empire Strikes Back), where visitors can walk among the trees and almost touch those cute wee shites.

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