A Canadin in Australia - thirty days. Day 23 - The Nobbies, Red Rocks, Oswin Roberts Reserve, Forrest Caves (again) and The Colonnades.


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March 21st 2019
Published: March 21st 2019
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Enjoying my Flat White now
My first full day at Phillip Island. Lots to do. First stop was The Nobbies - two large rocks at the eastern end of the island - Big Nobbie and Little Nobbie. There is a very nice boardwalk which takes you around the area to a number of observation points. The coastal views were of course quite nice. Both Nobbies stand out. There is also a Blowhole in the area as well as Seal Rocks, home to thousands of Australian seals. Saw a few beaches before visiting Red Rocks. I was underwhelmed here. Litterally, a few few rocks in the sand. The site had nothing on PEI. Ya wanna see red rocks, that's the place to go. Early afternoon, I visited Oswin Roberts Reserve for a quick stroll through the area. Was feeling lazy so I did the shortest route. I revisited Forrest Caves and unfortunately the tide was still not cooperating for full access. There is a lovely beach there so time was not wasted. My last stop was The Colonnades, where purportedly one sees columns of basalt. I saw lots of basalt rocks but few actual columns. Was slightly disappointing as I was expecting something more majestic. Again, there was a beautiful beach, so I spent an hour or so looking for the "columns". I did see some interesting rocks so all in all a pleasant stroll along the beach.


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The Colinnades

Is this a column of basalt?


22nd March 2019
The Nobbies

Realy the end of the island, after that you are in the ocean!
22nd March 2019
Wilson at The Nobbies

very windy and no seal in the area!! too bad because they are interesting to see.
22nd March 2019
Red Rocks

I like this one, good contrast sand and rocks, looks like îles-de-la-Madeleine
22nd March 2019
The Colinnades

very strange to see those rocks 'cimented' together
22nd March 2019
The Colinnades

beautifull

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