Monthly Archives: July 2010

Sugarloaf Reservoir

Well, readers, I have a lot to catch you up on since Amanda’s visit.  I’ll start with our hike a few weeks ago on our anniversary.  We went out to Sugarloaf Reservoir, which supplies some of Melbourne’s water.  Our hiking … Continue reading

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The Penguin Parade

Stormy weather at the Nobbies in Phillip Island After our morning at the wildlife park, the weather took a turn for the worse.  We had planned on doing a hike somewhere on Phillip Island, but it was quite rainy, so … Continue reading

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Echindas and dingoes and cassowaries, oh my!

It wasn’t all kangaroos and wallabies at the wildlife park.  We also viewed some of Australia’s slightly less famous animals.  The dingoes were so cute and docile, I can’t imagine them stealing anyone’s baby! This cassowary looks like something from … Continue reading

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Koalas and kangaroos and wallabies, oh my!

For Amanda’s last full day in Australia, we headed to Phillip Island.  First stop: Phillip Island Wildlife Park, where you can see lots of native mammals in a free range environment!  As soon as we arrived, they set us up … Continue reading

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Melbourne Zoo

Friday was zoo day! We were greeted by the entrance by this fella:   The day was a bit rainy, so we headed to some indoor exhibits first. After seeing the amphibians and reptiles, we met this guy. He was … Continue reading

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Marvelous Melbourne

We started out the day Wednesday with a trip around the city on the free City Circle Tram. After a tour of the city, we got off at our stop, for the Melbourne Museum. Here we are in front of … Continue reading

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Sticky-beaking

Tuesday began rather cold and rainy, so we headed to the Immigration Museum. The museum, housed in the beautiful former Customs House, is very well done and quite interesting. One part featured a ship that you can walk through and … Continue reading

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