Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Amazing Marine World Nobbies Centre, Phillip Island

Penguins only come out at night, so we were told... their eyes cannot take the bright lights, it will spoil their eyesight. To while away the time, the tour bus driver took us to two tourist places. One of them is Maro as in my previous post and the second one is Noobies Centre.  We stopped by here to immerse ourselves in the interactive displays and explore the specatcular coastal scenery from the cliff top boardwalks.
Getting down from the bus and into the sunny and cooling weather...
 
If not for this picture, I wouldn't remember the name of this place...

She is using the ‘seal spy’ cameras to zoom in on the seals....
All oceanside view along Phillip Island... 
Somebody is really relaxing here...enjoying the cool air sea  breeze...
 Watching the waves splashes by the seashore...
The sand were very fine and soft... I feel that I could fly... 
Just for show... Hahahaaa....
Cool guy enjoying the wind...  
My Do-Re-Mi... Someone is starting to feel the chill....
We were told to walk on the pathway and not on the grass... 
If we don't follow instructions, we might be bitten by snake... ahhhhhh.....
Just enjoy looking at the scenery.... 
Just like in the postcards, the scenery is breathtaking... 
Can stand here longer if not for the time factor and the weather...
My son is not bad in photography, huh... 
Credit goes to my old faithful cybershot Sony too! 
 Cover my cold ears... or was it that my hat might get blown away...

I remember this picture... taken by one old couple who happened to pass by...
She asked us whether we wanted a picture to be taken together....
So nice of her....
I was told to climb up and sit beside my kids...
But after a few tries, I gave up... 
I wouldn't want to land on the other side of the shore... 
LOL...

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  1. Beautiful scenery. Love hearing the splashing sound of the waves. Should have ask Andy to carry you up, hehehe!!!!!....😀

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    1. How come I didn't think of that then? hahahaha...

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  2. oh, i didn't know that penguins only come out at night because their eyes cannot take the bright lights!! i thot as long as they are kept in a place with the right temperature then that's it, at least that's what i've seen before in some zoo (forgotten MY or SG already)..

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    1. MY got penguins? Must be Sg then... oh, but how come zoo one can take in bright lights ah? Must find out the real reason..

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  3. yorr, really a very nice place lor!! see the photos i also "drooling" and feel like going there already.. but then i think i am still able to climb up the fence and sit on it!! you really funny lah, cracked me up when you say you may fell onto the other side of the shore~~ :D

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    1. I am very clumsy one you know... and I am afraid of heights whatever... here is what I found out..
      Penguins have very sensitive eyesight so white torches/flashlights cannot be used, nor camera flashes, so our experienced and knowledgeable guides take groups of visitors into the colony after dark, equipped with specially adapted dimming red torches which provide a softer light than white. It is also believed that Penguins don’t see the red spectrum so our torches do not bother the birds. Since we are in the colony at night time the camera flash is very disturbing to the penguins, so we ask that your camera flash be turned off whilst on the tour.

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  4. Can see from your photos must be very windy and quite cold. Are there many snakes around that you can spot one so easily?

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    1. 101 snake only... hahaha... they put it there for us to swoon over...

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  5. Beautiful scenery ! Wah ... so many snakes .... dangerous !!

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  6. yes, it's rather chilly there. I love watching those cute penguins coming back from the sea.

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    1. Cute, right? They walk in a small group..

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  7. Oh snakes!!!! That's scary alright. Anyway, those are really nice shots Claire :)

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  8. Ahhh, beautiful sceneries, looks like postcards..
    Eh, penguins only come out at night ahh? I have been to the Underwater World at Langkawi, and I remembered seeing penguins there during the daytime, those Happy Feet type, with yellow long lashes..
    Err, maybe the ones in Nobbies only come out at night kua, high class penguins ma, only come out at night, keke..

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    1. Those are not caged up ones so you can see them really natural.. walking back to their kampung at night...

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  9. Usually i will take picture of the name of the place, if not, sometimes too many things, can't remember, kakaka....

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    1. Yeah, I must remember that too from now onwards...

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  10. The photos are all lovely and relaxing!! The brown snake looks poisonous! Yieerrrr!!

    I would bring the short mini tripod to snap photos of ourselves when no one could help us.

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    1. Oh really? I have one at home but seldom use.. sometimes we just put the camera on the table :)

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  11. This is one of the places that we heart most. Magnificent and breathtaking view but a bit chilly though.

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    1. Yeah, we have fond memories of this place too! :D

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  12. Beautiful beach!!

    Er, why cannot climb up?? Too heavy har? Lol!

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    1. hahahaa.. you got it!! I am very clumsy one!

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  13. Weather looks superb!

    Can tell you guys are having a great time!

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  14. Nice shots... can i get some of your advice when I'm about to go to Melbourne :)

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  15. Argh~~~ I'm very scared of snake!!! >.<

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