Exploring the small seaside town of Penguin on the way to somewhere else

On the first day we were in Tasmania we had to travel from Devonport to Stanley. It wasn’t a long drive, but we knew that we wouldn’t be able to get into our accommodation until later in the day so we had to find things to do.

Which we did.

One of the stops we had was at a quaint little town called Penguin. Apparently named that because there are penguins there. I guess that isn’t too surprising. We didn’t see the real ones.

We had a walk around the main street, but we were looking for the giant penguin. Australia seems to have a lot of these things, though this penguin wasn’t really that big.

When Sandra said there was a giant one, well I was expecting something at least 3 times the size of this. I guess it is a lot bigger than a real penguin, so perhaps to a penguin, it is a giant.

In this park they had another funny thing, did  you notice it in the above photo?

Yep the Tardis was there. Though I think the real Tardis would be a lot bigger than this one. HOwever, the inside of it did hold a lot of things, stories and what not.

The community library. What a great thing to use for one. It kind of is like the Tardis, bigger on the inside. Bigger because of the books and the worlds they hold inside them.

We went into some shops. Some things were nice, some expensive and well some not to our taste at all. The bakery was huge, but neither of us were hungry, so we didn’t buy anything, so I can’t say if it is good or not.

I needed to visit the toilets and I loved the sign that showed the way.

How cute is that?

We ended up going for a walk on the beach and seeing the rocks that were there before heading onto our next destination.

We were so tired that day that I don’t really think we gave any place a lot of time. It was more like we were killing time before we could check in and then finally sleep.

I’m going to put the above images in a gallery for you to scroll through and add some others from the beach. I will see you tomorrow for Monochrome Madness. Oh and my theme of stone. Should be good.


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  1. All those photographs of the coloured rocks and sand remind me of going to St David’s a couple of years ago. Looks like you like photographing similar things to me.

  2. I stayed the night in an B&B in Penguin. Could hear them coming back into their burrows at night but the weather was miserable so I only saw their burrows in the morning.
    I was disappointed at the Big Penguin too

    1. I hate going out when the weather is horrible too, or too cold. Good that you at least heard them, so you know they were there. We were there in the middle of the day so no sign of them.
      Glad I’m not the only one disappointed with it, lol. thank you Brian.

  3. Wonderful photos, Leanne! I like the Tardis. That reminds me that the new Dr. Who episode(s) will be streaming only on one service here which means I won’t get to see ANY of them. They used to be on BBC America and free. It’s all so greedy! 😡

    1. Thank you John. I haven’t watched Dr Who for a few years now, I’m not sure where you can see it here. It was a great show, but I think I didn’t like one of the doctors and never got back into it. Everyone is greedy these days, capitalism is going mad. Save us someone.

    2. Indeed! Save us! There are doctors that I don’t like too. David Tennant is one of the best doctors. 🇬🇧🇬🇧❤️❤️

    3. He was a doctor from the original show, I used to watch him when I was a kid. He had a really long scarf that was always trailing on the ground. He also always had jellybabies in his pocket. He was the fourth doctor and was on it from 1974 to 1981.

    4. Wow, thanks for this update, Leanne. I’ve seen bits of those early episodes, he was the doctor for a long time!

    5. He was, we watched him at 6.30pm every night MOnday to Thursday I think it was. The show went for half an hour and the story would go over several episodes. It was a bit different back then. I can remember being terrified watching it, it was scary and it did a lot more stuff in other worlds. I’ve been disappointed with the new reboot because it is nearly always on earth. For a doctor who can travel anywhere in time and space, he doesn’t go far.

    6. Ha, that’s a great point, Leanne! If I had a Tardis I’d be heading out! I wish the newer episodes were available on my tv every night.

    1. It was a very cute town Anne, I think if I wasn’t as tired I may have enjoyed it a lot more. The Tardis was fun, and yeah I think they are usually a lot smaller. Thank you.

    1. It was a lovely spot, we were there at the wrong time for them, they aren’t usually out in the middle of the day, like so many Australian creatures. Thank you Bruce.

    1. That’s what I thought about it too. Funny. I agree, I’ve photographed libraries like that before and they are usually a lot smaller. Thank you Lois.

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