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Smoothies

Posted by Leanne on November 11, 2006

Can you believe it, five weeks in Australia and I hadn’t had a smoothie yet. Spent my last day putting that right!

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The Great Ocean Road

Posted by Leanne on November 10, 2006

On a day trip to the Great Ocean Road, I saw Bells Beach, Torquay where surfing was invented (and which also features at the end of Point Break), hand-fed some king parrots, chatted to a kookaburra, visited The Twelve Apostles (of which there are now only eleven after one fell down) and paid a visit to Loch Ard Gorge which , as you can see is very pretty. 

View from the beach

We watched Point Break on the way back to Melbourne.

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March of the Penguins

Posted by Leanne on November 9, 2006

Every night at sunset, hundreds of fairy penguins come in from a hard days hunting at sea and waddle back across the beach on Phillip Island, back to their nests. And every night, a couple of thousand tourists sit on the freezing beach waiting for them to do just that. But you’re not allowed to to take photos of that, so here’s one of me hand-feeding a kangaroo, which was the highlight of my day anyway: 

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The Maori Wrasse

Posted by Leanne on November 8, 2006

I went to Melbourne Aquarium, which was a bit of a waste of money as it wasn’t very good. Seeing this Maori Wrasse fish almost made up for it though. I’ve never really liked fish that much (to eat or to look at) but since seeing a couple of these babies, they’re now one of my favourite animals… they’re just so cool!

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Melbourne Cup Day

Posted by Leanne on November 7, 2006

I arrived in Melbourne on an aeroplane on the day of the Melbourne Cup. To be honest, the horse race that the whole of Australia stands still for kind of passed me by. The cabin crew got into to spirit though, wearing hats and doing their announcements in a horse race commentary stylee. Some Japanese horse won.

I was delighted to find that Melbourne has this street though:

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There is also a ‘Batman Street’ and ‘Batman Park’.

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