PAGE 72 I LAKES COAST VISITOR GUIDE G’day, I’m Kenny Koala and I’d like to welcome you to the southeast coast of Victoria and the south coast of New South Wales. I’m the mascot for East Gippsland Newspapers, so you may spot me out and about at community events in East Gippsland, especially if the weather is good and there are lots of people about. If you do see me during your travels, don’t be afraid to come up and say ‘hi’ - I’d love to meet you. I hope you enjoy travelling around eastern Victoria and the Sapphire Coast. There are lots of fun things to do and some great things to learn too. Water often plays a big part in our holidays over the warm, and sometimes really hot, days of summer. Swimming, sailing, surfing, fishing and so much more can be done right along the coast. You’ll have lots of fun splashing around in the beautiful cool water, but make sure you do it safely. Wear sunscreen and a hat to protect you from the sun, a life jacket whenever you’re asked and if you’re at a beach that is patrolled by lifesavers, make sure you swim between the flags. Whatever you do over summer, I hope you have lots of laughs and have great stories to take home to your family and friends. Kenny Koala Kenny loves going to the beach during summer, but once again he has lost one of his thongs. Can you help him get through the maze to find his other thong?