Nine of us gathered in Mumbles, Swansea, mostly dressed as penguins for a pleasant waddle along the seafront promenade to the pier at Mumbles and back. We passed a few people on the way on what was a rather dismal morning and like to think we cheered them up with the unusual sight of penguins in South Wales!
We handed out leaflets outlining our campaign to Protect the Antarctic in particular to create a huge ocean sanctuary that would be off limits to commercial fishing, so preserving the shrimp like krill that are essential in the food chain of creatures such as seals, whales and penguins. The leaflets were received positively and people said they would sign the petition by text as outlined on the leaflet. Then it was time for a bit of an unusual photo shoot - trying to organise penguins we found was more difficult than herding cats.....!! but also gave some opportunity for creativitiy....... and we were pleased with most of the results. Then it was time to dive into a cafe and warm up, all in all a great start to the campaign to Protect the Antarctic!