Australia
San Remo

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  • Day71

    A Cool Ride to San Remo

    May 11 in Australia ⋅ ☁️ 13 °C

    You can really feel it in the air. The seasons are changing and summer is now just a distant memory. The past couple of days we have woken to very icy mornings, with temperatures in the single digits. While you are still safe under the doona that is not an issue, but when you plan to get on the bike it can be a little more challenging.

    Now that we have explored most of the bike paths in the vicinity, we have been looking for alternate options. Today our intention was to ride from Kilcunda to Anderson and then ride the new path to San Remo. I already knew that this section has some of the best ocean views in the state. The only problem is that it is also very exposed, and the winds can be absolutely freezing.

    Even though the early morning weather was less than encouraging, I went ahead and packed the bikes anyway. We managed to make it to Kilcunda without encountering any rain, but we could certainly see it falling down in the distance. So on went the warm gear and wet weather jackets. We were soon pedaling up the hill to Anderson.

    Although we had ridden this section just a few days earlier, the surface was much softer than it had been on that occasion. The recent rains had made it feel like riding through treacle. In many spots there were soft, muddy patches to negotiate.

    When we reached Anderson, we turned left and joined the path to San Remo. The first part of this section climbs steeply and, just to make it even more interesting, the builders put in some chicanes and sharp corners. It required considerable concentration to avoid falling into the numerous mud puddles.

    About mid way to San Remo there is an elevated lookout that is worth stopping at to savour the panoramic views out over Phillip Island and Westernport. Once you pass this point, the remainder of the path to San Remo continues its undulating nature, but the hills are relatively short.

    We rolled into San Remo soon after midday and went in search of a place to buy our lunches. Although most of the coffee shops were closed because of the pandemic, we did find that "Beand" was open for takeaway. I ordered two sandwiches and two coffees and nearly dropped my wallet when I was told that it was going to cost just over $40. I suppose that it is hard staying in business at such a time as this, but I am not sure that charging a price premium is the best way to attract new customers.

    We took our sandwiches and ate them by the big bridge to Phillip Island. About 600 hungry seagulls also joined us at the picnic table. The combination of aggressive avians and freezing wind did not make for a relaxing picnic, but I had to admit that the sandwiches were delicious. Maybe you really do get what you pay for.

    The skies finally started to clear for our return ride, but we decided to skip the bike path and ride the main roads instead. Fortunately, there is a wide bike lane, so we did not feel in imminent danger of becoming roadkill.

    On the way back home we learned that Dan Andrews has very slightly relaxed the restrictions to allow up to five people to visit someone else's home. It is now also possible to enjoy outdoor activities with a small number of others. I guess that means we can cautiously begin to ride with our friends again.

    I arrived home to find that a new padlock that I had ordered from eBay had been delivered. It looked serious, but it only took a few minutes to successfully pick it the first time. I have now opened it over 50 more times, none of them using the key. It was not as big a challenge as I was hoping for.
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  • Day256

    Penguins on Phillip Island

    October 22, 2016 in Australia ⋅ 🌙 10 °C

    Mir sind uf Phillip Island gfahre zum d Pinguin Parade luege.
    Zum glück hemmer na gnueg früe usegfunde, das me die Zwergpinguine nur zabig chan gseh!
    Mir sind bi Sunneuntergang tapfer dusse im biiswind ghöcklet und hend gwartet bis d Pingus zrugg a land chömed.
    Tatsächlich - ca. !!3'000!! Zwergpinguine sind i Grüppli usem Meer cho und hend de gfährlichi und steinigi Wäg zu ihrere chline Familie gmeisteret. Es isch herrlich gsii zum zueluege wie die zrugg gwatschlet, ghüpft und gstürchlet sind 😅 wie härzig!!😍😍

    D Föteli hemmer vom Internet gstibitzt wil mer keini selber hend derfe mache 😉

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    After arriving on Phillip Island we realised that on this ecxact weekend the Moto GP took place🙈.
    ... what a good time to come for seeing the Little Penguins ^^

    However... after parking on our site we realised that the "Penguin Parade" was about to start.
    So we drove back straight away to see them.
    Every day at sunset thousands of Little Penguins come ashore in big groups and waddle back to their burrows. Its probably the cutest thing ever!!😍😍

    This spectacle can be seen all year round and is definitly a must if your in the area!

    Click on this link and watch it yourself😉
    https://youtu.be/WFkWfsUHtJw

    (we've stolen the pictures from the internet to show you the adorable cuteness ;) )
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  • Day15

    Phillip Island - Rhyll - Newhaven

    October 14, 2018 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 20 °C

    In Cape Woolamai relaxen wir am Strand 🏖 und beobachten die Surver die auf der Suche nach der perfekten Welle 🌊 im Wasser treiben.
    Einige können es ganz gut🏄🏻‍♀️
    Heute bleiben wir wieder im Campingplatz in Newhaven. Beim Kaffeetrinken Konten wir vom Tisch aus ein Kangaroo sehen.
    Batterie laden und Wäsche waschen war auch angesagt.
    Da uns im Wohnmobil auch noch das Gas ausging haben wir auf der BBQ - Kochstelle am Campingplatz unser Abendessen zubereitet. Bei einer Flasche Wein aus dem Barossa Valley planen wir die weitere Reise und lassen den Tag ausklingen.
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  • Day177

    Phillip Island

    March 24, 2017 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 24 °C

    Das war wieder einmal ein Tag mit einem abwechslungsreichen Programm; diesmal auf auf Phillip Island.
    Zuerst machten wir einen längeren Spaziergang beim Cape Woolamai. Zu Beginn ging es dem Strand entlang (wir konnten den Surfer zusehen), dann um das Kap herum auf einem schmalen Pfad der Küste entlang. Gesehen haben wir einen Schnabeligel, Kaninchen, Kängaruhs und viele verschiedene Vögel.
    Danach duellierten wir uns in einem Minigolf-Match. Auf 19 unterschiedlichen, kreativen, lustigen und manchmal frustierenden Bahnen hatten wir unseren Spass. Der Sieg ging knapp an Andreas.
    Und Abends nach Sonnenuntergang beobachteten wir die Zwergpinguine auf ihrem Weg zum Schlafplatz an Land. Mit vielen anderen Touristen warteten wir am Ufer auf das Kommen der kleinen Vögel. Und es hat sich gelohnt, denn es war wirklich süss zuzusehen, wie sie aus dem Wasser kamen und an Land watschelten.
    Leider waren wieder einmal einige Touristen dabei, welche sich nicht benehmen konnten. Entweder waren sie sehr laut, machten verbotenerweise Fotos oder standen den anderen Besucher vor der Nase herum. Schade, denn durch dieses Verhalten werden die Pinguine gestört, kommen irgendwann nicht mehr oder es braucht strengere Kontrollen.
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  • Day29

    Phillip Island

    December 3, 2017 in Australia ⋅ 🌧 15 °C

    We just arrived at Phillip Island after spending 2 nights at Bear Gully, it's cold and rainy! We spent the last 2 days cooking damper on the fire, crafting and finger knitting!
    There was a koala in the tree near our van! Flies were everywhere when the rain stopped. We visited the historic Liptrap Lighthouse too, 104 yrs old.
    Hoping to see the penguins this afternoon- costs $$ to see them of course!

    our van
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San Remo, Сан Ремо

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