Christmas Eve in Penguin (Tasmania)

Snip20171224_1
(Stock photo from google)

The Penguin and I are travelling in a lovely little town on the northwest coast called Penguin.  You might wonder why a town was named as such. Tasmania is home to the smallest Penguin of the species. They were always called “Fairy Penguins” for decades but political correctness caught up to that and now they are just called “Little” or “Small” Penguins. ( I know- dumb!)

They swim out to sea during the day and then after dusk parade onto the shore to their burrows. Tourists come from all over to see them in various parts of Australia. You can read more about them here if you are interested. Snip20171224_2

Along the east coast of Tasmania there are many more and when driving down the road along the coast you will pass road signs with a drawing of a Penguin. It means be careful for them. It is not a sight one sees regularly in the world.

I digress.  Today had us up to a quiet, sunny day with little wind at first. Coffee out back was enjoyable and there were many birds flitting around.

After breakfast we drove to the town of Penguin which is only about 11 kms down the road. We followed the train track the entire way.

The following are photos from the day.  It has been a lovely way to spend Christmas Eve day.

_N3A8408
Our back garden this morning in the sun. No wind.
_N3A8463
Entrance into the town of Penguin
_N3A8421
The beach is  below the main street through the town. You can see the church on the right. A better photo of it further along.
_N3A8428
Walking along the beach. Only the tourists are out today.
_N3A8435
The Lava Rocks
_N3A8429
Odie is pondering this new beach he’s not seen before.
_N3A8426
Walking back to car along the footpath on the main road. It’s called….”Penguin Road” of course. I liked the windows of this church.
_N3A8438
There are several trash receptacles along the route. Penguin has won Australia’s title of Tidy Town in the past. I can see why.
_N3A8445
The Penguin Logo is dressed for Christmas. I have not seen him ‘dressed’ before.
_N3A8452
The Christmas spirit is alive and well.
_N3A8458
Some mosaic art work on one of the benches. I always enjoy seeing mosaics anywhere in the world.
_N3A8491
Home again at the cottage in the back yard. We sit out at the picnic table and Odie and Molly relax here, safe,  in case that darned train goes through. So far no train today. I hope the workers are enjoying a holiday break. Tomorrow should be quiet too. A restful day.

Author: TravellinPenguin

I live a retired life in Tasmania, Australia. I love books, travel, animals, photography, motor biking and good friends. I indulge in all these activities with the little Travellin' Penguin who has now shared four continents with me. We love book shops, photography walks and time with friends as all our family is in USA and Canada. I enjoy visitors to my blog so hope you'll stop by.

3 thoughts on “Christmas Eve in Penguin (Tasmania)”

  1. extraordinary definition in your photos! the details pop out and the edges are perfect! Penguin is where i want to live; it’s so clean and unpopulated… and attractive… i could tell Odie likes geology, just by the way he staring at that outcrop…

    Liked by 1 person

Comments are closed.