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Oceania » Australia » Victoria » Cowes February 19th 2020

GOR Day 15. Phillip Island. Poor sort of breakfast this morning with two slices of toast. I can’t eat yoghurt which was the other half. Off at 9am when the rain stopped, although we got little bits of rain later and a massive downpour when some of us were luckily in the Vietnam Veterans Museum. The route took us on a nice boardwalk track in a boggy forest which was good until a tree had fallen across the boardwalk. The bike had to be lifted down and somehow make way through the undergrowth meanwhile looking for snakes. As Rhyll was approached we found the wind, which was quite ferocious and whipping up the sea. Next to the Vietnam Museum to see how deeply the Australians were involved and to see some of the original tanks, trucks, ... read more
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Vietnam War Museum.
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Oceania » Australia » Victoria » Cowes February 11th 2017

Geo: -38.4727, 145.245On Friday we drove down to Phillip Island and checked in to the Ramada Resort near Cowes. Had an interesting visit to the small Churchill Island near the bridge. Lots to see and do at Phillip Island; we enjoyed a great couple of days there.... read more
Great "nibbles" dinner
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Phillip Is Grand Prix Circuit

Oceania » Australia » Victoria » Cowes October 13th 2015

We both really loved The Prom but it was time to move on and make our way closer to Melbourne. We drove out of Tidal River and stopped at the first beach which was Squeaky Beach. We walked on to Squeaky Beach but there had been a shower overnight and most of the sand was damp. This beach got its name because it is so squeaky when you walk on the dry sand. No squeaking today so we moved on a bit further and then decided to stop at the Darby River. A short walk along the river leads you to the beach. It was warm and sheltered on the track and we came across two tiger snakes. These snakes are usually not aggressive but they are very dangerous if they do bite. We gave them ... read more
Wilsons Promontory National Park
Wilsons Promontory National Park
Wilsons Promontory National Park




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