Firstly the kids made some penguins in the shade of the pine trees, Kelvin seems pretty pleased with his little effort!
|Kelvin with his penguin|
And then we headed down to the beach - one of the hidden treasures of Hobart, with the most amazing views up the river toward the city.
|A boat passing by!|
We had our picnic before creating some sandy nests for our penguins...
|A penguin lounging in its nest|
And some face painting (that's a penguin in case you couldn't tell - see the little orange beak and feet)...
|Kelvin getting in face painted.|
And then we created ourselves a penguin hole and a special channel to guide them out of the river into their hole. We also lined up all the penguins for their own special penguin parade.
|Our penguin parade!|
Very soon after this most of the kids had their trousers off and were up to their waists in the water. A summer day in Hobart can provide some surprising moments of fun and frivolity with friends!