Day One in Phillip Island

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The majestic Silver Waters B&B
After a very hectic couple of months, we were very excited to finally get to relax and also finally use our gift vouchers which we received all the way back in August.  I'd never been to Phillip Island before and Clint hadn't gone since he was little, so we really didn't know what to expect.

We borrowed a friend's GPS for the trip - what an ingenious device! Can't wait to get one ourselves, although the voice of Yoda got a bit annoying after a while.  It took us all through back roads which was apparently the quickest route but was also probably the most scenic.

We arrived at Silver Waters Bed & Breakfast, which was just a block or two from the centre of Cowes.
Beach in Cowes
The house was magnificent, an enormous 3 storey house surrounded by trees.  Inside were only three guest rooms, one on the ground floor overlooking the gardens, and two on the third floor (the second floor was reserved for the owners of the house).  I didn't go into the other two rooms so can't comment on them, but ours, the Sunrise Spa Suite was HUGE. I will attach a review to this blog.

The first day we went exploring, checking out the menus of all the restaurants and cafes. We had lunch at a cute cafe/new & used bookstore, but another customer was sitting right in front of the $5 and less books so unfortunately I didn't get to look at them.

We checked out the beaches of Cowes, they were alright, but very rocky and lots of seaweed. We went for a drive and found another, much pretty beach called Woolamai.
Woolamai Beach
Although it was a very warm day, we didn't go for a swim because the waves were massive and the water was very choppy.  It was very scenic around there though so we went for a walk along the beach and experimented with the multiple shots setting on our camera so that I can make .gifs of the waves and Clint running around on the beach. There was also a little dead seal further up the beach which was both sad and smelly.

That night there was the Twilight Market in Cowes, which was pretty cool. It was mostly jewellery stalls and carnival type food stalls, but there were a few other really cool art stalls. I especially liked the birdhouses.   We didn't buy much, just a corn-on-the-cob-on-a-stick each, which we made part of our dinner - chicken and roast vegies from a kebab/chicken shop (I didn't have the chicken, just the vegies. They were good!).  We had a nice relaxing time just lying about in our room, watching tv, reading magazines etc..
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The majestic Silver Waters B&B
The majestic Silver Waters B&B
Beach in Cowes
Beach in Cowes
Woolamai Beach
Woolamai Beach
Woolamai Beach
Woolamai Beach
Our suite at the Silver Waters B&B
Our suite at the Silver Waters B&B
Free chocolates at the Silver Wate…
Free chocolates at the Silver Wat…
The biggest bathroom Ive ever see…
The biggest bathroom I've ever se…
A view from a spa at the Silver Wa…
A view from a spa at the Silver W…
The Breakfast Room at the Silver W…
The Breakfast Room at the Silver …
The view from our room at the Silv…
The view from our room at the Sil…
Beach in Cowes - Some scuba divers…
Beach in Cowes - Some scuba diver…
Beach in Cowes
Beach in Cowes
Woolamai Beach
Woolamai Beach
Woolamai Beach
Woolamai Beach
Woolamai Beach
Woolamai Beach
Woolamai Beach
Woolamai Beach
Woolamai Beach
Woolamai Beach
Woolamai Beach
Woolamai Beach
Woolamai Beach
Woolamai Beach
Woolamai Beach
Woolamai Beach
Woolamai Beach
Woolamai Beach
Woolamai Beach
Woolamai Beach
Woolamai Beach - must be windy her…
Woolamai Beach - must be windy he…
Woolamai Beach
Woolamai Beach
Woolamai Beach
Woolamai Beach
Woolamai Beach
Woolamai Beach
Woolamai Beach
Woolamai Beach
Woolamai Beach
Woolamai Beach
Woolamai Beach
Woolamai Beach
Woolamai Beach - A crow
Woolamai Beach - A crow
Woolamai Beach
Woolamai Beach
Phillip Island Hotels & Accommodations review
The Silver Waters Bed & Breakfast in Cowes, Phillip Island, is a beautiful place to stay, and in a great location just a couple of streets from the to… read entire review
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