And it’s day 2! The tour guide was kind enough (and cruel enough) to ask the hotel clerks to give us a wake up call (literally) at 6 a.m. early in the morning. The sun has yet to show up but we are already all dressed up and ready to explore the great wonders of Australia!
Day 2 is the day when we will be exploring Phillip Island, an offshore landmark which was originally occupied a group of peace loving farmers. Due to rapid urbanization, many have moved over to the urban (or at least, the sub-urban area). The island is currently being commercialized and frequently hosts tourists from all over the world.
So what’s its selling point? You will see later.
Google Maps shows the location of Phillip Island relative to that of Melbourne
The bus trip took us an hour and half, in which most of us slept through. The island has a very vibrant ecosystem, sheep, cows, horses, etc…It’s a real life farm! Not your usual FarmVille.
Sheep eating grass and looking cute
It’s really cloudy that day…which explains why it’s windy and cold at the same time
Ah, the beauty of mother nature.
Applied saturation and heavy shadow, kinda look like a oil painting isn’t it?
The lunch was great, fish & chips, materials all harvested locally.
After lunch we went for a walk around the island, the place is really cool. Best place to indulge in a slower pace of life.
a seagull looking good
The wind was so strong i couldn’t open my eyes
An attempt with panorama…click for more details
We visited the local farm next. This is a very new experience for all of us, especially the part where we get to milk the cow.
It’s so cute i don’t even
Me gently stroking a horse, haha the girl beside me looked appalled
found this at the remote corner of the farm, i guess they really do know how to enjoy life
*with an Auzzie accent* “Hello there!”
Just another day in the animal farm.
As we wave goodbye to the farm, our next stop (which is not very far away) is the Koala Conservation Center!
Absolutely stunning view in this park.
A curious looking koala
An intricate looking tree (in B&W)
The bus driver (who was Auzzie) took us off road on the way back to explore the hidden coastlines of southern Australia.
Coastline of Southern Australia
Rocks eroded by waves. Oh the wonder of the nature.
I kinda feel like this is the end of the world.
The view behind me is equally beautiful.
That’s all for day 2! Stay tuned for Day 3: The Great Ocean Road!