Phillip Island

1 Dec

Coming from a tropical country, where it’s sunny for majority of the time, I never understood why the weather is the usual subject of choice when engaging someone in small talk. Until I came to Melbourne, that is.The weather here is cold for most part of the year (yes, we still have cold days even during summer). So once the sun’s up and the chilly breeze has decided to rest for a day, you just have to take advantage of those rare, fine hours of break from the cold 🙂

So one sunny Sunday, Law and I decided to take Zyggie (our nickname for our car) out for its longest ride yet. Our destination – Phillip Island.

Now when people think about Phillip Island, what comes to mind usually is ‘Penguin Parade’. So if you are looking to find pictures or info on the penguins here, sorry to disappoint.. (Yes, I’m disappointed, too!) We weren’t able to go coz the penguins come around 8-ish or 9-ish at this time of the year, and since it was a Sunday, we wanted to go home early.. Will make sure to go, though, the next time we visit the island.

There are a lot that you can do around the island, and it doesn’t take a long time to go from one place to another. We didn’t really want to pay for admission fees, and as a friend suggested, one can just drive around and enjoy the different sights around the coastline. Indeed we were able to have a good time just simply enjoying nature, God’s natural works of art, as you can see in the photos below.

Cowes Beach

Cowes Beach

Cowes Beach

Cowes Beach

Cowes Beach

Cowes Beach

The Nobbies, Summerlands

The Nobbies, Summerlands

Law at The Nobbies, Summerlands

Law at The Nobbies, Summerlands

The Nobbies, Summerlands

The Nobbies, Summerlands

The Nobbies, Summerlands

The Nobbies, Summerlands

The Nobbies, Summerlands

The Nobbies, Summerlands

Rhyll Jetty

Rhyll Jetty

The Nobbies, Summerlands

The Nobbies, Summerlands

We did go to a trout farm for lunch and paid admission for it, which turned out not really giving us value for our money. There weren’t a lot to see inside the bushtucker farm, and we weren’t really into fishing. For fishing enthusiasts, though, there are two areas for fishing, one outdoors (the Trophy Lake, where it is more challenging to catch fish), and one indoor rainforest people, where in case you are really unlucky in catching fish, you are allowed to use a net to catch one.

Rhyll Trout & Bush Tucker Farm

Rhyll Trout & Bush Tucker Farm

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