September 27, 2021

Syd’s Wild Dayz Friday 30 December

We drove out of Melbourne again today down the freeway to Phillip Island, featured as Penguin Island in the BBC TV series presented by Rolf Harris last year.

To begin with we purchased our tickets for the evening Penguin Parade (a wise move as it turned out as the night’s ‘performance’ was sold out with several thousand people attending and many disappointed people turned away) and then drove up to the Nobbies where boardwalks go from the cliffs down to the ocean. Unfortunately we couldn’t see any seals in the sea but did spot a couple of stray penguins and then a wallaby as well!

After dinner in Cowes we returned to the Penguin Parade where the penguins return to shore after sun down (around 9.10pm this night) and then have to brave the gulls on the beach to return to their burrows in the dunes to feed their young.