Thursday, May 7, 2009

Phillip Island

This is totally non-writing related...but as you all know I went away last weekend. So in 'going away' tradition, I give you my happy snaps :-)

This is my brother-in-law's holiday house in Smith's Beach, located south of the Island. It's a 3 bedroom affair with a large lounge and entertaining area. A nice house to stay in. It has lovely views and is located near the Grand Prix circuit.

This is the bridge to the Island from a town called San Remo. We had breakfast there Saturday morning and watched the pelicans being fed on the beach-front. The town of San Remo has lots of cafe's and food places where home-made wares can be bought, including local 'made' produce such as jams, chocolate, sauces and anything else you can think of.

These are some views of the Island. The beaches here are smooth black stone and sand where the water breaks. I have never seen such a thing and took a couple of rocks home as a souvenir. That night, after having lunch in Cowes (fish and chips) we went to the Penguin Parade National Park and watched the fairy penguins come in at sunset to roost. Gee, penguins make a hell of a noise! For such little birds they sure do have a set of lungs on them LOL


Teirney O'Malley said...

Mark, thanks for sharing this. I am so envious. Looking at the picture right now, I am imaging I'm there walking, plotting my next story. :-)

Great pics, Mark.


Anonymous said...

No worries, Tierney! That beach was serene! It sure helped clear my head that weekend. I have had a flurry of writing done since then :-)



Sierra Wolfe said...

Gorgeous! Now that would be inspiring!

Anonymous said...

It was!


Carrie said...

Glad you had a nice trip!

Lovely pix, I just wish you had some of the penguins because I love penguins!


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