Monday, 3 October 2016

PHILLIP ISLAND

Phillip Island is an Australian island about 140 km south-southeast of Melbourne, Victoria. Named after Arthur Phillip, the first Governor of New South Wales, Phillip Island forms a natural breakwater for the shallow waters of the Western Port. It is 26 km long and 9 km wide, with an area of about 100 km2. It has 97 km of coastline and is part of the Bass Coast Shire.

A 640 m concrete bridge (originally a wooden bridge) connects the mainland town San Remo with the island town Newhaven. In the 2011 census the island's permanent population was 9,406, compared to 7,071 in 2001. During the summer, the population swells to 40,000. 60% of the island is farmland devoted to grazing of sheep and cattle.

This is part of the Monday Mellow Yellows meme,
and also part of the Blue Monday meme,
and also part of the Through my Lens meme,
and also part of the Seasons meme.







4 comments:

  1. What a joy seeing some of the interesting sights once more from your nice part of the world.

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  2. The penguins marching out of the ocean and onto the sand each night are huge tourist attractions. And adorable.

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  3. Hello Nick, I am sorry about the link mix up. It was my fault. We were out of town and it was late Sunday night when I did my post. Honestly, I was falling asleep. Yikes.

    Phillip Island is a beautiful place to visit. You really captured the charm of the Island in photos. The increase of people in season is much like where we live. Our small town is a bit over 5,000 except in the summer and Fall. It increases about 50,000 visitors in the summer and Fall. We do love where we live in spite of the increase in season. Thank you for sharing this lovely island on Blue Monday. Have a great week.
    Jeanne

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  4. Islands always have something intriguing! Also the bridge is a lovely capture. Many thanks for sharing Phillip Islands with SEASONS - looks like a great place to visit!

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