We went down to Phillip Island with the Lewis’s for Isla’s birthday weekend and shared a house. Maggie was in heaven being able to play with the girls for the whole weekend. The weather wasn’t great (and Ed wasn’t sleeping) but otherwise it was a fun time.
The highlight was the walk to the beach caves – lessso for the caves themselves and more because Ed was loving the baby bjorn (so much that he passed out towards the end) and Maggie was in her element exploring and getting wet – even though it was 19 and windy, and she was clothed, she went all in.
The Blue Pool was once a “locals” spot where if you were from the area you knew about it. Now, it is totally loaded with people so much that is it barely useable.
Using google maps (and a chat with a mate) I found another spot on the same river that looked quite good. It did not dissapoint. It was one of the prettier spots we’ve been to swim and Maggie had an absolute ball.
The sun set behind the escarpment early in the afternoon so the lack of shade wasn’t that noticeable for Ed. The parking was pretty tight but it was a 35 degree day on a Saturday close to the Christmas and New Year break.
On a hot day we got some advice about an interesting place to swim. Just off the road with a few flat spots to the car is a clear river. It was a great place for a picnic and Ed even managed to get his feet wet. It was a bit windy and not a lot of shade, but overall much easier to manage than the beach.
19 December we went with the following families: White, Lewis, Elliman, Bryant and Black. The girls swam even though it was not overly hot. Maggie won an inflatable shark in the random KK draw and thought it was the best thing ever. I would have loved to have had a chance to catch up with everyone moreso but I was supervising her in the water the entire time!
7 January we went with Ben and Olive. It was colder than forecast and around 22. The water at the Weir is not as cold as one might think. The highlight was Maggie and Olive putting their head underwater and saying what they could see (big fish, lobsters, etc)
23 January we went again when it was really hot, Gaga came with us which was nice. We used, for the first time, the awning I had bought years ago. It was very crowded, but with the awning we were able to have shade, and of course the Weir is very big.