Day Two ... Phillip Island
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This morning, Liz, Mimi, & Lori went to the spa at 8 am for various massages. The day was pretty laid back, as we weren’t going to reach the island until late afternoon. Some of us took naps (Liz), went to the casino, or went shopping on board (looking for anything from a round brush to beautiful opal jewelry). Mimi and Lori went to a wine appreciation seminar and learned a lot. Deb and Liz participated in “The Battle of the Sexes” which is a competition that will run throughout the two week cruise … lots of fun!
By 5 pm, we were anchored offshore and took tenders ashore to see the Penguins on Parade park area. Every night, just at dusk, these amazing penguins (the smallest type of penguin - about 33 cm tall) come back on shore and head up to their hundreds of burrows just beyond the beach head.
Back at the ship around 10 pm we joined the others who were partaking of the late buffet they were serving just for us. Once again, we headed for bed asap. [and aside: we found out that Liz and Mimi’s excursion Snorkeling with Sea Dragons” was cancelled for Melbourne tomorrow … they’ve decided to just use the time there to sightsee on their own]