Nice little park with typical Australian Fauna and flora.Approx. 2 hours to stroll and walk around .Ideal for kids.Lots of birds to see and wallabys and Emus.
Remember where you park the car... ;-)
The only thing that put a dent in my day, was the fact that I could not find my car after the show was over.. LOL..
I was so excited about this event, that I forgot to look which color/number row I had parked in. In many ways, I am still a kid at heart, and act accordingly... LOL.....
Searching for almost 2 hours... in a sea of vehicles... I had just about given up, then decided to call for re-enforcements....
My son was also at the show, being an ex- airforce guy, he had to be there, to meet up with all his Buddies/Mates..
So I called him on the cell phone, to see if he was still around... ;-) And praying that he was...
While we were trying to establish, exactly where each of us was, I turned around, only to find him right behind me..
sitting in his truck and laughing...
He then drove me around until we found my car... ;-)
I know one thing... Joe will
never let me live this one down... LOL...
Serendip Sanctuary, is located at Lara, a 20-minute drive from the Geelong city centre, and a few minutes from the You Yangs.. The place just teems with native birds and animals. You can stroll past ponds and lakes, come face to face with some of the 450 kangaroos and see beautiful brolga in a bush setting.
You may also come across koalas and emus, too. There are barbecue and picnic facilities available. And entry to the sanctuary is free..
It wasn't a very clear day, so you can only just see the City of Melbourne. If you enlarge the photo, you will get a better view.
On a clear day, it should be very visable.
Some of the smaller boulders of granite, seen along the hiking trail.. These are actually a lot larger than they appear..
Tribute to the Centenary of Flight...
It was just one hundred years ago that the Wright Brothers, Orville and Wilbur, made the first powered flight.
Not too many years later, 70 years in fact, we had men walking on the moon.
Aviation is one of the true technological miracles of our era....
Airshow 2003 has reflected this dynamic evolution, and it included a host of aircraft never before seen in an Australian Airshow.
The crowds were in awe about seeing so many highly choreographed flying displays, which included a WW1 dogfight, barnstormers of the 1920's, classics from the 40's and 50's, military helicopters strutting their stuff, fast jets, and heavy lift aircraft.
There were also home made planes, antiques, warbirds, commercial and civil aircraft.. as well as emergency helicopters.. and Pilots from all over the world, impressing the crowds..
It is very difficult to explain how you feel, when you hear the 'Thunder Roar, and feel the earth beneath you Literally Shake...
The Greater City of Geelong, in Victoria, was the proud major financial sponser of this spectacular event.
The Geelong area offers world class conferrence facilities, accommodation, shopping and tourist destinations.
A lovely harbourside city, within easy reach of some of the worlds best beaches, and natural attractions.
Ohh.. and lets not forget the Bellarine Peninsula Vinyards... ;-))
Avalon airport is just a short drive from Geelong, close to the township of Lara, on the Melbourne to Geelong highway... (Princes Highway)