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Island Hopper, Issue #056,, Phillip Island Summer
December 15, 2021
January/February 2022: Issue #056
Welcome to Island Hopper! I hope you will discover lots about Phillip Island and the surrounding area.
Phillip Island Water ActivitiesWeather experts say we are in the La Nina cycle which means a cooler, wetter summer.
But don’t be deterred by the forecasts, and make the most of the waters around Phillip Island.
Water sports take centre stage on Phillip Island and San Remo during January and February with the return of the Cowes Classic and Little Penguin Dash, the ever-popular San Remo Channel Challenge plus Phillip Island Pro surfing titles.
Some of these events help fund Woolamai Surf and Life Saving Club which looks after us all by patrolling our beaches during the summer months, so support them when you can.
Discover more by clicking on the following link, select "Things To Do", "Activities", then "Water Activities" from the drop down menu: phillip-island-balcony.com
Kayaking Rhyll Inlet
Food and WineAnerie is a little piece of France, inserted in Thompson Avenue, Cowes.
Previously a burger joint, the transformation can’t be any more different. The old-style shop front with stained glass, suits the chic French décor perfectly.
Anerie opened around mid-year, a tough time to open, but the wonderful vibes, food and staff made this restaurant a must visit. It’s hard to get a booking so plan well ahead.
There are outside tables as well as the intimate indoor space.
When we visited, we started with a martini – a knockout! My husband fancies himself as a barman, with the martini his specialty, but he had to admit this was pretty good. And a decent measure as well. Not just a couple of mouthfuls and it’s gone here!
For starters, I had the Anerie twist on the prawn cocktail - beautiful huge, chilled prawns with a traditional seafood sauce.
This was followed by the ballotine of chicken which was just scrumptious.
All servings were very generous.
Most items on the menu are gluten free, so there is lots for coeliacs to choose from.
Phillip Island WildlifeThe hooded plover population on Phillip Island has increased threefold in the last 30 years so let’s keep it climbing by taking care about where you exercise your dog. Familiarize yourself with all Bass Coast Shire Council and Phillip Island Nature Parks bylaws regarding dogs on and off leash areas and times: Walk Your Dog
For the complete rundown on what is happening in summer with Phillip Island’s wildlife, click on this link: Phillip Island Wildlife News
What's On In January/February
January 1, 15, 22 & 29 - Churchill Island Farmers Market (provisional)
January 2, 23 & 30 – Summer Sunday Sessions (Churchill Island)
January 7/8, 14/15, 21/22 & 28/29 – Music @ The Hen (Purple Hen Winery)
January 8/9 – Ocean Sounds Music Festival (Churchill Island)
January 8 – Island Craft Market
January 15 – Newhaven Market
January 16 – Phillip Island Jazz Club
January 22 – Market on Church
February 5 – Cowes Classic and Little Penguin Dash
February 5 – Churchill Island Farmers Market
February 10/14 – Phillip Island Pro QS1000
February 12 – Island Craft Market
February 19 – San Remo Channel Challenge
February 19 – Newhaven Market
February 20 – Phillip Island Jazz Club
February 26 – Market on Church
February 26/27 – Australian Superbike Championship
Comments? Ideas? Feedback? I'd love to hear from you. Just reply to this e-zine and tell me what you think!
See you next month!
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