Phillip Island Excursion

Due to a very busy couple of weeks, I was unable to post about our most recent Melbourne Pinoys get-together at Phillip Island. The meeting was probably the biggest one we’ve ever organised so far. Well, Chinita deserves most of the credit for organising the whole thing, actually. If it weren’t for her, I don’t think the get-together would’ve been much of a success. So, thanks W aka Chinita!

For those interested, here are some of the photos from our camera, at least.

Anyway, we, the Werribee-based guys (Raquel, Me and our good old neighbor Milkshake), went together in M’s car. We decided earlier on that we’ll just drive straight to Phillip Island while everybody else will meet at Chinita’s place first then proceed from there. Because of some minor confusion with rendezvous locations, we started the actual get-together a little later than planned. Still, it was all good.

We were able to find a good spot at Cowes near the beach with a barbecue and a roof (it was raining earlier that day). Everybody brought the food and necessities assigned to them and more. We had a glorious feast with a variety of dishes. The only time I see these many choices of dishes is when I go visit my cousins’ place during Fiesta in the Philippines. It was like we were having our own little Fiesta celebration right there.

I’m glad that we were able to come together with friends again, as well, as meet new ones. It’s always nice to meet new people. As they say, the more, the merrier.

After having lunch and strolling along the beach, we all drove in a convoy to the A Maze’N Things attraction. It’s basically a big funhouse with a giant maze and a maxigolf course. I originally wanted to go there just for the maze but afterward, I actually found the funhouse part of the attraction a lot more fun. After that, the rest of the gang went on to the Koala Conservation Park for some Koala sight-seeing. But having seen quite a few koalas already, some of us decided to just stay at the Puzzle Cafe to have some rest and chat.

We ended the day with a drive to the Nobbies which was a high point overlooking the ocean. It was actually quite near where the penguins spend the night. We ate the lunch leftovers and then took some more photos along the boardwalk. The sunset was beautiful. What a way to end the day.

We were only forced to go home because the rangers were closing down the Nobbies area for the night. Apparently, the penguins and other wildlife go through the area and it would be dangerous for them if there are still people about driving their cars in the dark. We said our goodbyes and headed for home.

It was a fun get-together ableit exhausting. We should do something like it again some time in the future.

Published in: on November 6, 2006 at 11:01 pm  Leave a Comment