Then there was one penguin who waited and preened and waited at this kerb. The staff knew his game. He was obviously a diva and had decided to go his own way. The crowd of people were parted, and the penguin walked a totally different way to all the other penguins, as if taking to the red carpet.
And that was that, the penguins were home, it was dark and I felt hypothermic. I don’t think I’d really expected to come this far south on this trip so I’d packed ONE hoody and that’s it! Silly me. Anyone who thinks Australia’s hot is only imagining certain areas. A lot of it is pretty chilly I can tell you.
After a good chat about old times and all the things you usually talk about having not seen someone for the best part of a decade, Dan, Jody, Jake and Ella introduced me to their great collection of pets – a dog, some chooks, some bearded dragons and a guinea pig, and showed me a typical Australian house, complete with cinema projector and swimming pool.