Hello everyone, and welcome to my diary.
September 28th, 2003
Hello all Penguins!
Summer has ended and we're going into the dark period
called winter. Winter is my favourite season.
Anyway, I did have some great moments though.
We arrived in New York where we silently passed by
the security checks without being seen.
Anyway, well in New York, Stella and I met up with
the senior human penguins to take us out on a field trip.
The people of Jamestown was really friendly and we
were all treated like kings. We stayed in the representational house of
the local college, the Jamestown Community College, called "The Sheldon
After two and a half intense days we left Jamestown for Niagara Falls. We decided to be good tourists and joined a sightseeing tour around the falls. The falls were really impressing, let's just say I was glad that I didn't take my uncle's bet about surfing down the falls.
From Niagara we continued along Lake Ontario towards the St Lawrence river and the thousand islands. We spent a night at the light house in Cape Vincent just where the river and Lake Ontario meet. The next day we continued our journey by ferry over to Kingston on the Canadian side and then along the river towards Montréal.
Our good friends Francis and Guillaume took very good care of us there as you can see on the pictures.
Next, it was time for the World Games, and you all
know what that is like.
During the World Games we visited the local penguin
prison in Montréal. The humans call it the "Biodome".
the closing ceremony of the games it was once again time for the infamous
However, the three awards that actually were presented
was much easier. Penguin rookie of the year was awarded Manuela Küng
from Switzerland. She is only fourteen years old but played like a veteran!
Finally, the grand prize was presented to José
Guiot of Switzerland. Obviously, the first Penguin winner,
When the games was over it was time to continue the journey south towards New York for a few days sightseeing before flying home. Here are some photos from my days in New York:
On the flight home I just had to make a visit to the whiskey shop at the airport. I was in heaven!
Well, this is all history now. We all need to wait another year for the next World Games in Sursee, Switzerland. The homeland of two penguin award winners. Now that must be a good sign!
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