San Remo & Phillip Island

A few months ago, I visited San Remo with my sister and Jack. San Remo, located in the picturesque Gippsland region of southern Victoria, Australia, is a charming coastal town.

I wanted to show her the magnificent pelicans during their feeding time, which typically occurs around noon. These impressive birds gather at this spot around half past eleven for their daily meal.

On the foreshore, there’s a metal pelican sculpture with an important message about marine debris: “Things like bottle tops are dangerous for marine animals. They might eat them by mistake or get entangled to them . So there are some ways that people and in this case, even children, can help out.

  1. Pick up bottle tops when you’re at the beach.
  2. Put your bottle tops into the pelican sculpture’s beak or neck.

A bridge in the town centre provides a link from the mainland to the popular holiday destination of Phillip Island. It is only a few minutes away.

We bought our lunch here and enjoyed it by the waterfront. I’m also sharing this experience as part of Xingfumama’s Pull Up a Seat Challenge.

In the past, fish and chips were traditionally wrapped in newspaper. Due to hygiene concerns, this practice was discontinued. However, in this shop, they wrap their fish and chips in paper that resembles newspaper, evoking that nostalgic feeling.

We strolled around the shops and discovered some captivating public art, which I’m connecting with Natalie’s Photographing Public Art Challenge.

Near the ladies’ room, there’s a beautiful mosaic made of tiles.

There are enormous murals facing each other along a laneway.

More Public art in the shops.

This was on the 29th of March

32 Comments Add yours

  1. Using the pelican sculpture to share the message about the danger of certain waste items for pelicans is a great idea. It captures people’s attention and makes the message memorable.

    1. Teresa says:

      I think so too, that it is a great and fun way of education for young and adults alike.

  2. Natalie says:

    Teresa, The murals look amazing and the colourful public art are so fun to see. I’d love to visit San Remo and Phillip Island. Thank you for taking me there virtually and for your PPAC contribution.

    1. Teresa says:

      Always a pleasure to share my side of the world, Natalie.

  3. Joanne says:

    That sounds like a fun time at the seaside! Those art works and murals are so nice.

    1. Teresa says:

      Yes so true 👌

  4. The Art in San Remo looks amazing. I particulary like the Pink and black dress or was it a skirt and top? Either way it is striking 🙂

    1. Teresa says:

      It is a skirt and top. I agree the colour is striking. thanks.

  5. Pepper says:

    It looks like such a fun place! 😊

    1. Teresa says:

      It is definitely thanks Pepper.

  6. arlene says:

    Lovely photographs Techie. And those pelicans are beautiful.🥰

    1. Teresa says:

      Yes they are. Almost as tall as me. Haha Glad you like it Arlene.

  7. I live in Sydney, but I remember going to Gosford as a kid and being terrified of the pelicans – they are so big! Thank you for the armchair adventure! Linda xx

    1. Teresa says:

      That is why they have put a chord around the area and they kept on advising over the microphone to not let the children go near them. Thanks for the comment 👍

  8. It’s years since I’ve been to San Remo & Phillip Island, and I can see it’s definitely changed. I really love the art. Thanks for the tour.

    1. Teresa says:

      Hubby and I always come here and I love it.

  9. margaret21 says:

    You do go to some fun and interesting places.

    1. Teresa says:

      Glad you found it interesting. Thanks Margaret.

  10. restlessjo says:

    Great message for the kids, Teresa! I’d like to see those pelicans too. It looks a lovely, colourful place.

    1. Teresa says:

      Thanks Jo. Really a great place to bring visitors.

  11. Toonsarah says:

    That looks like a fun outing! The murals are great, especially the black and white one of a tree 🙂 But I’m surprised they need to feed the pelicans, I would think they would find plenty to eat by themselves!

    1. Teresa says:

      Well, it is just to entertain the crowd. Also to educate the public about the Pelican’s diet and how to conserve the species. Thanks for the comment, Sarah, glad you liked the mural.

  12. Marsha says:

    Teresa. what a visual feast you’ve given us. I love the pelican bottlecap catcher. I love that last picture. I’m not sure if it is a girl or boy, but what a strange expression. It is eye catching! 🙂 Have a wonderful week.

    1. Teresa says:

      Thanks Marsha, have a great week too. Glad you liked it.

      1. Marsha says:

        🙂 xxxx

  13. Pamela K. Canepa says:

    San Remo looks awesome!

    1. Teresa says:

      It is, Pamela. Thanks for stopping by.

  14. Walking Away says:

    Love the art, you have a good eye for finding the colour in life!

    1. Teresa says:

      It makes me happy… finding the little things around me.

  15. XingfuMama says:

    That’s a fun use of old wheels.

    1. Teresa says:

      Thanks Mama, I had fun and happy to share it here.

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