Penguins feature heavily in this my weekly blog,

Getting lines to rhyme though has proved a tough old slog.

We are not talking Penguins, the chocolate covered snack,

But black and white birdie things with feathers on their back.

First we visited Penguin, a pretty coastal town,

We spent a good old hour or so just walking up and down.

Everywhere around us displayed a penguin theme,

Including the fruit and veggie store with Free Delivery Scheme.

Our next brush with penguins was by the Nut in Stanley,

Penguins come ashore at night just like they do in Manly.

On the boardwalk that night we had the best location

But then I screwed things up to everyone’s consternation!


Ten little penguins waddled slowly up the hill,

We all waited patiently and kept very still.

Suddenly my camera flashed giving everyone a fright,

I said I was sorry but it didn’t make things right!

Forget cod suppers, it’s gummy flake and chips,

We’ve done lots of walking to keep it off our hips.

Made it to the Edge of the World, or so the signpost said,

Unfortunate place for trees though as many of them were dead.

We loved Cradle Mountain, a popular tourist spot,

New social distancing means visiting is fraught.

For now we’re safe and healthy and continuing our trip,

But will keep away from penguins to avoid another blip!


The situation out here is changing daily.  One minute we’re hearing we have to leave Tasmania, next thing is we can stay.  We don’t know whether we are coming or going – literally!  For now we plan to sit it out in Tasmania and return to Sydney after Easter.  We hope to remain in New South Wales until things settle back down but the answer to that, my friends, is blowing in the wind.  Keep safe everyone.

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6 thoughts on “Penguins

    1. SheilaK Post author

      You too. Assume you’re back home in Queensland now? Time to re-evaluate what’s important in life. Enjoy that little granddaughter too 😘


  1. Ann

    Love the rhyming and of course the photos.
    The blip…….could only happen to you. I could just picture it and laughed to myself.
    Yes we are living in strange times just now, so stay safe, wherever you are allowed to stop. Take great care xx


  2. Gerry Kehoe

    As you love Penguins and made a rhyme I thought I would recipricate with my own.

    Six little penguins off an iceberg did dive,
    One bumped his beak, then there were five.
    Five little penguins swam the ocean floor,
    One saw a whale, then there were four.
    Four little penguins spun around, whee-ee!
    One spun off, then there were three!
    Three little penguins, with nothing to do,
    One went fishing, then there were two.
    Two little penguins, having lots of fun,
    One fell off, then there was one.
    One little penguin, when the day was done,
    Went home to sleep, then there were none.

    I’m a chubby penguin; aren’t I cute?
    I’m a bird in a penguin suit.
    My suit has thick feathers, black and white.
    I can’t fly, but I swim all right!
    I can waddle round on my webbed feet.
    Fresh fish are what I like to eat.
    I have lots of fat to keep me warm.
    My flippers help me swim along.

    I’m a little penguin in the snow,
    I slide on my tummy to and fro.
    I eat the fish from the deep blue sea,
    I’m black and white, just look at me.

    We are Emperor penguins, black and white.
    Short and wobbly, an interesting sight.
    We can’t fly but we love to swim –
    So we’ll waddle to the water and dive right in!

    Waddle, waddle, waddle,
    From side to side.
    Penguins go walking,
    Slip, slip, slide.
    With a little jump,
    The penguins dash
    Down to the water,
    Splish! Splish! Splash!
    Waddle from the water,
    With a rock and a roll –
    Penguins go marching,
    On a winter stroll.

    I went to Antarctica and what did I see?
    A colony of penguins staring at me!
    With black and white feathers and a little bit of yellow –
    I said to them “Hello good fellows”!
    They just stared and stared, then waddled off in the snow,
    And I said to them, “Oh no, don’t go”!
    Then one by one, they didn’t think twice,
    They took a flying leap, and slid down the ice.

    As the UK is in lockdown and we are all working from home I have been able to be a little creative.

    Take care and stay safe, keep Pootling if allowed


    1. SheilaK Post author

      There are heavy fines for plagiarism- creative my fanny aunt 😊 Latest this morning is we can’t continue Pootling – trying to arrange a flight back to Sydney now 😢



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