Life in Laos through the lens of a diplomatic wife raising twin toddlers.
The wildlife and natural wonders of Australia did not disappoint.
One of the biggest highlights of our trip was seeing the little penguins at the Penguin Parade on Phillip Island. Unfortunately, no photography was allowed the day of our visit but we were able to see hundreds of penguins march up from the beach to their nest in the sand dunes. They paraded right next to the park’s boardwalk which brought them into view as close as an arm’s length away! And down at the beach-front stadium arena viewing area, we could watch them exiting the water and waddle their way up the beach. We were all pretty cold being on the beach after sunset but full of adrenaline from the excitement.
Next on our list to see were kangaroos (of course!) but to our surprise a family of dolphins with two little ones decided to follow our ferry from Sorrento to Queenscliff on our way to drive along the Great Ocean Road…
At the Wildlife Park, I was surprised how quickly M&O were willing to enter the kangaroo pen to feed them. No fear!
Unfortunately, no koala’s were to be found during our trip except on these signs:
Aside from wildlife, it has been on my bucket list for a long time to see the 12 Apostles and we did (in cold wind and rain). And rather than be satisfied that I’ve seen them, I now want to return with enough time to descend the Gibsons Steps and walk along the beaches below the sheer cliffs, and to do the Great Ocean Walk.