Penguin parade, Melbourne
November 22, 2015 6:32pm CST
It was quite tiring having reached Melbourne from Christchurch, New Zealand. We were not checked in immediately but shown around - a bus was waiting for us at the airport. We were treated to lunch at some Indian restaurant and once we checked in around 4 we were told we should be ready for that trip to Phillips Island to watch the Penguin Parade. It was a long trip. We sat on the beach waiting for their grand appearance.The sun had already set in and it was dark. And there we saw a tiny little penguin appearing from the sea. It came ashore and waited. After a while we saw yet another penguin emerge. There were several of them all lined up one behind the other on their march to their burrows offshore. We were told that this happens every single day. A sight worth watching even though when one is dog tired.
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23 Nov 15
That lap was the only part of our package tour that did not go quite well when it came to planning. We should have been first taken to the hotel but we were told that the check in there was only in the evening. But those little babies marching was worth the effort.
23 Nov 15
@Marcyaz This tour was taken a long time ago. I must tell you something. The very next day we were to experience the 'Great Ocean Road' but we opted out of it and spent the day enjoying the glamour of the hotel, took a tram ride, and spent some time on our own. And when we got together for dinner those that went on that trip said how wise we were as they were just sleeping in the bus and not looking out (lol)