Sunday, February 15, 2015

Werribee Open Range Zoo

The second zoo in the trio of Victoria zoos is the Werribee Open Range Zoo.  Went today with Bill C. and Jatupong J. from work.  I preferred the Melbourne Zoo, but I did enjoy it.

The pictures:
Werribee Open Range Zoo

Grampian Mountains

Spent the day hiking with Chuck W. from work in the Grampian Mountains a couple hours away from Melbourne.  The first hike was to "The Pentacle" a dramatic cliff edge.  The hike was mostly on large rocks, which was unlike any trail I've hiked before.  Lots of climbing up, and down.  The Fitbit said it was around 90 flights of stairs, which is close to the Empire State Building.   The view was awesome.  The next 2 views were ones that we could drive to and the last was hiking down to a waterfalls.  That last one did my legs in.  I'm just not use to that much climbing.  All told the Fitbit said I climbed 153 flights of stairs for the day.

At the end of the day, we took some off roads through the large park to try to spot some koalas. We saw kangaroos, emus, yellow-crested cockatoos, but no koalas. A fire pretty much devastated the park in January 2014, and I guess the animals aren't fully recovered yet.

The pictures:
Grampian Mountains, Victoria, Australia