|A local Tip Turkey came to visit at the resort.|
The day started a little grey with a scotch mist. It made the ground damp and the humidity high. The plan was for a leisurely day today, lovely late start and a list of possible places to visit. A drive around the original Grand Prix Track (gravel then of course, now sealed), the current race circuit, unfortunately we missed out on a drive around the course as it was booked for a private corporate day and so a visit to the motor sport museum was the next best option. This was followed by a drive up to the Nobbies and the very scenic drive along the cliffs.
The Koala Conservation area was next on the list. This was very educational the great work is being done to preserve the Koala population on the Island. At one time these native animal were nearly wiped out by a Chlamydea outbreak but with careful breeding and care they are now slowly recovering.
|Koala enjoying lunch|
|and a bit of a stretch|
|The wetlands are unusually dry .....sadly following a lot of Australia at the moment|
|Another resident of the Koala Reserve|
|Koala and Maritta|
|Whoops, nearly missed it|
Then we visited Churchill Island, a historic homestead which is still operating as a farm using mainly traditional methods. An enormous Norfolk Island pine stands in the forecourt of the Homestead, planted in the late 1800’s.
|Maritta, Lesley and new friend|
|I think its a bird but its a bit hard to tell it's so fluffy.|
|Local Peacock didn't care how close you got, this was his seat and no-one else could have it. He was just starting to get the beautiful tail plumage.|
|Whip cracking soon moved the ducks and geese from the lawn|
A little car fettling took place in the afternoon ready for tomorrows trip to Lakes Entrance.
Dinner this evening was a healthy serving of local Fish and Chips on the lawn of the motel followed by a bus trip out to see the “Little” Penguin Parade the island is famous for.
|One of the Resort' feathered residents, Cape Barn Goose.|
|Dinner on the Resort Lawn|
|On the bus heading to the Penguin Parade|
|Little Penguins off to their burrows (photo compliments of the Penguin Parade as photography is not allowed without special permission).|