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.