FIRST- Been trying to post everyday, but WiFi is shoddy and intermittent. Bear with me. We will get through this 🤓
We booked a tour out of the city for Monday. A small bus picked us up and a group of 17 of us headed out of the city. I believe we were the only Americans on this particular tour. Three people from northern 🇮🇹 Italy, two from Hong Kong 🇭🇰, two from Singapore, one Russian, unsure of the rest. Lovely tour guide, Paul G and Gary the driver from @go_west_tours. First stop was Brighton Beach where they have these colorful huts reminiscent of the days gone by.
Next stop was the most anticipated one, to a wildlife sanctuary. Moonlit Sanctuary has nearly every animal that is indigenous to Australia. The wombat was sleeping, but much larger than I imagined, the Emu was as large as I imagined, the dingo looked just like any regulat dog, koalas 🐨 were cute, but sleepy. The wallaby’s and kangaroos were everywhere! It was a warm day, like 80 F, so they lazed. Some came right up to us so I could feed them some food I bought at the shop.
After the wildlife sanctuary, we took a drive along the coast, where I saw the biggest waves ever. The sea was beautiful.
After several beaches, we went to see the penguins. Each night at dusk they come back to their burrow. We went to Phillip Island Nature Park and enjoyed s tour of the habitat and a talk about the penguins 🐧 and then watched hundreds as they came back from a day, or week of fishing, to climb back on the beach, waddle across the sand, find their mate and burrow. Fascinating to see these creatures in the wild.