Wednesday, January 28, 2009
Wouldn't this be nice!
Melbourne is in the middle of a heatwave. 5 days straight of temps around 40 degrees or higher which is just about unheard of. We usually get 1 or 2 days and then it's back to the woolly jumpers! How nice to be a penguin in the new Antartic display at Melbourne Aquarium where it's a chilly -10 degrees (or something like that) and they even have a snow machine. The King Penguins are really something - they just love to pose for the cameras and the Gentoos, when not diving and splashing around in their pool (an activity which seems to be beneath the Kings!) waddle around all day following the visitors to get a better look at them! Any ex-pat UK'ers out there, they are also selling Penguin biscuits in the aquarium cafes!