We recently had a short holiday in Warrnambool. We stayed near the beach for a few days. This time of year beach weather in Victoria is, um, questionable. We had one good day, sunny and nice but not all that warm. The next day it poured rain.
The kids enjoy jumping the waves.
Ladybug always runs afterward, lest she be sucked into the vast ocean. She did fall down, getting thoroughly frightened and soaked. Jitterbug fell too, he was soaked but not frightened. 🙂
The weather was great for kite flying. Actually, people tell me it’s always windy near Warrnambool.
I’m always afraid she’s going to let go of the string!
We admired the local fauna. 🙂
There is a great playground in Warrnambool, Lake Pertobe Adventure Park. This was our second time visiting, we still haven’t gotten to all of it. There are many great play areas there. This is a giant maze.
We love the flying fox. This one is for under 12, there is one on the other side for over 12 and adults.
A quick trip to Tower Hill Nature Reserve. I guess that USA jumper along with our accents mark us as tourists wherever we go!
It’s quite a steep hike to the top.
We did spot a koala!
The emus were not shy. They were coming quite close to a family trying to enjoy a picnic lunch. The family, even the kids, all raised an arm straight up in the air to look taller, standing up at times. The emus turned away from them every time one of the adults stood up with an arm raised.
Then a trip down the Great Ocean Road. Rain was rolling in which made for some pretty pictures, and a quick trot back to the car!
That last pic is the Twelve Apostles, but on a different trip when the sun was shining. I tweaked my back and couldn’t walk all the way down there this time. Great fun, it seems like it is officially camping season now. The weather has warmed up considerably since our trip a couple of weeks ago. We’re ready for our annual week-long camping trip to the beach!