Before Elders Kirklin (pictured with pizza in his hand), Wing, and Petersen were released, we bought pizza at Costco and took to FHE. Elder Priestley and Jacky joined in for the feast.
All the girls at Gina's baptism.
The cameras come out in full force at the baptisms, and memories are digitally captured.
We are trying to see as much of Victoria as we can before we ship off to Tasmania, and Woffindens are happy to join us for PDay adventures. This day we drove about 2 hours to Phillip Island, home of the little penguins and Seal Island. We hadn't planned to visit Panny's Amazing Chocolate Factory, but were glad we did. The chocolate was yummy!
Picnic lunch while we waited for the 45 minute boat ride to Seal Island.
We learned that when sharks come near the island, the bulls, who normally avoid each other, band together, get in the water, and chase the sharks away.
Another ocean view; this the coastline of Phillip Island
|We'll never see a road sign like this in the USA.....|
|They are very much creatures of habit and follow the same path to their burrows.|
Three of our favorite missionaries from the Language Zone went home in April. We worked with these three daily while we lived in the city. Elders Kirklin, Petersen, and Wing impacted the lives of many, and we love them.One of our office assignments is to make airport runs. Generally President Lifferth likes to pick up new missionaries, but he was involved in a training this day, and we drew the lucky straw. We took Elder Cowser to meet his new companion, Elder Chang-Tung. New missionaries are either wasted from the long trip from Provo, or if coming from New Zealand, are relatively fresh and eager to start their new experience.
Another PDay adventure with the Woffindens took us to the Otway Forest and Warrnambool. In the forest, we walked along a prehistoric path and saw lots of dinosaurs. We were glad this snake was high in the tree and seemed rather benign.
The Otway Fly Treetop Walk goes through a rainforest on a high steel structured treetop canopy that takes you right into the treetops.
|Looking down from the top of the walkway|
The walkway is over 600 meters long and 30 meters high.
The road was winding and we were almost lulled into thinking we were driving someplace in Utah. We remembered we were in Australia when we saw the road sign warning us to watch out for kangaroos and echidnas that might be crossing.
Or there might be koalas sleeping in the trees.
This is one of two working Warrnambool Lighthouses. When ships enter the port at night, they line up the lights from the two lighthouses in order to have safe passage. Over 180 ships came to grief along the Shipwreck Coast prior to the lighthouses.
Sorry, there were no glazed donuts available.
The ocean was rough, and it was easy to see why many ships met their demise trying to find their way to Warrnambool's port.