Finally got to see the penguins. Since it is the kids' school holidays, I thought it's the right time to go. After all, the island is going to be closed for visitors in July.
The short ferry ride from the jetty in Rockingham to Penguin Island was exciting for the kids. The poor darlings have never been on a boat before. They found it so much fun I didn't have the heart to tell them it's not the 'real thing' since the water was very shallow and the distance was very short. It took only a few minutes to get there.
There were only 10 penguins in the discovery centre, little and quiet. It's an experience to see them being fed. It's amazing that no matter how alike they look, each had a different temperament that showed during the feeding. One could see that some of them were actually bossy, some babyish and yet, some were just shy they had to be gently coaxed to eat. Not that much different from people...
I was a bit dissapointed not to have seen any wild penguins though. Must have been hiding in their comfy nests. I would if I were them. Wasn't that fun to have so many people poking their noses on one's business :-).