Where We Went

My family and I like to go out and see different places. I like to take photos and share to the experiance

Point Henry

Where we went today is to Point Henry which is located 5kms outside of Geelong and it is a low scrub sandy beach, it was discovered in 1803 by Lieutenant Woodriff while sailing past on the ship ‘Calcutta’.

It is best known as the site of Alcoa Australia, it was very pretty but it smelt a little. Alcoa has been working  Very hard with the Department of Conservation to return it to a natural wetlands.

from the point you can look across Corio bay and see Geelong.

A large pier runs out from Alcoa allowing ships that bring in the ore for Alcoa to smelter in to aluminium. This aluminium is used to make thousands of different things such as coke cans, ladders, car body’s, ect.

 

 The water was so clear and you could see all the pretty shells and colourfull stones on the sand at the bottom of the water.

 

Buckley’s Falls

Today my Dad and I decided to take a walk along Buckley’s falls these falls are on the Barwon River in Highton the falls where named by John Wedge, he named the falls after and escaped convict called William Buckley who is famous for living with the local aboriginals for 32 years he escaped from a convict ship in 1803.

 

This photo is taken from the lookout overlooking the beautiful falls and dam wall

 

This is the bottom of the falls looking down the Barwon River

 

 

The dam and falls.

Along Buckley falls you can see this wall once it was on both sides of the river but now you can only see one side. This ‘water race’ was used to move water to the paper mill

 

This look so pretty and I am sure there is something living in here.

 

My trip to Serendip

Lake Serendip at the back of Serendip Sanctuary 

 

Where we went today is Serendip Sanctuary in Lara.

 

Serendip’s name comes from the word “serendipity” which means lucky accident. The sanctuary is set on 250ha (ha or Hectare is a measurement of land 100m x 100m) of a mixture of wetlands, open grasslands and woodlands at the base of an extinct volcano called the You Yangs. 

More than 150 types of birds regularly can be spotted inside the sanctuary as well as many mammals and reptiles.

One of the best things about Serendip Sanctuary is that it does not cost anything to visit.

 

When we pulled in to the car park we were greeted by a friendly emu that seemed as curious of me as I was of it.

 

As I walked over the bridge I saw a Musk Duck. However he was asleep on the job today.

 

Serendip does not have many cages just a few fences to keep us humans from disturbing the animals.

 

Wooden walkways skirt around lake Serendip leading into the birds hides that allow you to see the birds on the water without disturbing them.

 

More than 450 Eastern Grey kangaroos live in Serendip but I could only see these two.

 

Paddymelons are so cute!!!!!!! I want one to take home

 

Just as I was leaving I saw a family of cape barren geese walking past

 

I hope I have inspired you to go and visit the sanctuary and look at all the animals. But do remember Serendip is not a zoo with animals in cages but an opportunity to walk around the beautiful natural wetlands designed to give you the best chance of seeing animals in their natural environment.

 

Gok Wan in Geelong

Where we went today is to the Westfield shopping centre in the heart of Geelong city to see Gok Wan the star of “How to look good naked”. Gok calls ladies out of the crowd and asks them “Why do you want a makeover?” His comments where very funny and made the ladies feel good.

The stage is where Gok gives each lady a chance to strut their stuff after the stylists have finished working with them.

 

Gok was wonderful and had lots of fun talking to the crowd in his British accent.

 

Here is one of the lucky ladies who got a chance to chat with Gok and get a makeover.

If you have not seen ‘How to look good naked’ I recommend that you watch an episode. I am sure you will love it like my mum and I do.