Being immersed in nature on the walking trails during this cool weather was just awesome. Years ago I visited; now there're new eateries, but by and large, it's kept its unique charm, tranquility and slow pace of development. A positive trend.
I didn't want to hug no koalas! Visiting Australia as a young girl had me go gaga over koalas in every other state. I'm quite done with koalas. Something else please. I hooted with laughter when I read that the fairy penguins of Phillip Island have been renamed to a politically correct 'little penguins'. Whatever! I'm still going to call them fairy penguins because I know them as such!
The wind was up. Even though I was in wool and a handy windbreaker, it was damn cold waiting for the cute tiny things to show at dusk. I should have had the foresight to bring heat packs! It's still kinda late summer, so the sun sets at 8.30pm thereabouts. Sitting on a mat to wait and wait without being able to pee was quite torturous. Lots of calories were definitely burnt off in trying to keep in body heat. I should have taken the skybox instead of braving it out on the sand! But seeing the tiny tots waddling around was absolutely priceless.