Escaping the Royal Fleet Review

Last weekend, and just after the tall and military ships had left Jervis Bay to sail up to Sydney, we finally managed to get to Bowen Island for the first time this year. We also had company from Gemma, a PhD student at Macquarie University, who studies the little penguin’s foraging behaviour using GPS tracking and accelerometers. The volunteers helping Gemma and me were David (veteran penguin volunteer), Simone (first-timer and PhD student in my school) and Dominic (engineer and great photographer, check out his blog entry!).

After four successful nights (we used the long weekend efficiently) on the island, we left when the weather was turning bad. To reward ourselves, we stopped in the candy town Berry and bought some sweets, including yummy little blue chicken penguin feet!

"penguin foot"