Werribee Zoo
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Another almost current post!  While we were in Geelong a couple of weeks ago we made the trip up to Werribee Zoo.  Our zoo memberships were expiring and we had never been to this zoo. I couldn’t resist taking pictures of these cute road signs in the parking lot.  How often do you see a giraffe crossing sign? Then there were various animals in each section to help you remember where you parked. Give us a kiss! Watch out for … Read More

Torquay Surf Beach
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Look at this!  A more current post!  From this month!  While we were in Geelong a couple of weeks ago we headed out to Torquay to the beach.  First we had a look at Bells Beach, a famous surfing beach.  It was quite a hike from the carpark down to the beach, and the water was slightly rough so we decided to move on.  Can’t imagine hiking down all those stairs (or back up!) with the kids and all our … Read More

Dartmoor
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More from our travels in December… We stayed a couple of nights at a free camp in Dartmoor, known for its wood carvings.  These war memorial carvings appear on their main street. This quite large one is located near the playground.  It features nursery rhyme characters. Another nearby had some animals, loved this platypus. Insert random pictures of kids… I wasn’t letting my kids climb on all of them, but this one was obviously made for posing for pictures. We … Read More

Portland
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From our travels in December… We stayed in Portland, Victoria for a few nights.  It was surprisingly cold while we were there given that it was summer.  While there we headed out to Cape Bridgewater to have a look at the views.  There were supposed to be blowholes here but we didn’t see any, just some spectacular waves crashing against the rocks. It was incredibly windy.  Very, very, very windy. Which makes it a good location to place some windmills, … Read More

Sawpit Camping Area
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From our travels in December… Such a great spot in the forest.  This free camp is just outside Heywood, Victoria.  It’s a busy place, and you can see why, barely off the main road and you feel like you’re miles from everything.  There was an awesome thunderstorm there our first night that came in as the sun was setting.  The result was a lovely orange colour in the sky, everything looked like it was glowing.  Beautiful.  We miss those Arkansas … Read More

Point Lonsdale, part three
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The reason we were in the Point Lonsdale area was to meet up with some of our homeschooling friends.  A family we know holidays here every year after school starts.  They took us to the beach to watch the big ships enter Port Philip. My toddler wandered up the path so I followed him for a game of hide-and-seek and another view of the beach. There was plenty to explore. Someone learned how to hang on to the boogie board, … Read More

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