About 140 km southeast of Melbourne is a renowned island we seldom visit. It might have once been a stand alone isle, but these days Phillip Island is firmly connected to mainland Australia by a 640 m concrete bridge. Its northern shores face the shallow waters of Western Port, and its southern side faces Bass Strait with a rugged coast line.
Ask any Melbournian what is special about Phillip Island, and they’ll tell you the Grand Prix Circuit, and Penguin Parade, neither of which we were particularly interested in. You see, we are not petrol heads. The thought of watching race cars or superbikes going round and round a track does not inspire us. As for the little penguins, we love them but see them while sailing to the Bass Strait Islands and we don’t have to share them with crowds nor pay for the privilege.
So why a visit to Phillip Island? We were very lucky to have been offered by friends Craig and Fleur the use of their beautiful holiday house with a wonderful view of the ocean. With the weather not right for sailing, we grabbed the opportunity to explore somewhere different.
We enjoyed 3 days of relaxation, beach walks, a bit of surfing in ordinary waves, and of course there were lots of photo opportunities. The gallery will give you a taste of what we saw – plenty of wildlife, stunning coastline, and not a V8 supercar in sight!