Visiting Australia's wildlife
Trip Start Mar 04, 2010
35Trip End Jul 17, 2010
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After the kangroos we saw a few koalas sitting in the trees. They were all asleep, apparently they sleep for around 19-20 hours a day, and all they eat is Eucalyptus leaves. I wasn't able to hold one as it's illegal in Victoria because they are bigger and stronger here than in Queensland
After the koalas, we drove down to Philip Island, stopped at Rhyll first and had fish and chips on the beach, then went to Cowes, sat on the beach and played in the sea.
We had already booked our tickets for the penguin parade, and had to be there for 7pm, so we drove down to the south side of the island and visited the Nobbies. There are supposed to be lots of seals live round there but we didn't see any. Then to the penguin parade! We booked front row seats, sitting on the sand as the penguins come up from the sea. They arrived at 8:24pm, waddling up the beach in big groups. We must have seen hundreds, they were so cute! And some of them had eaten so many fish during the day, they were struggling to walk and kept falling on their bellies! They walked within a couple of meters of us, back to their burrows in the sand dunes.
After the penguins, we had a hot chocolate while we waited for the car park to go quiet (there were hundreds of people) and then drove home.
Sunday: quiet day at the house, 27 degrees so sunbathing on the balcony! xxx