You bodysurf onto the shore, then slowly walk – or waddle, rather – up the beach, the sun setting as you head back to your comfy coastal home.
While a trip to the beach is unattainable for many during Melbourne's stage four lockdown, Victorians will at least be able to watch some of the state's most famous tourist magnets make their evening journey home.
From about 6pm on Tuesday, a global audience will be able to tune into a nightly live stream of Phillip Island's world-renowned little penguins – which usually attract hundreds of thousands of tourists each year – parading to their burrows as the sun sets.
It's one of a number of Victorian wildlife experiences that people can beam into their homes to help distract them from the ennui of nightly curfews.
Penguins feature in a few of them – including Melbourne Zoo’s “animals at home” cams (the penguin enclosure is best viewed during feeding times, from 9am to 10.30am and 3pm to 4pm) and feeds from Sea Life Melbourne Aquarium.
The aquarium is streaming vision from its oceanarium, providing a soothing slow-TV feed of marine life, including sharks and rays.
The aquarium has also launched a new online program called Marine Mindfulness, which includes guided meditation sessions focusing on moon jellyfish.
It offers penguin-related activities aimed at children too, with online activities and downloadable worksheets on two sub-Antarctic penguin species: King and Gentoo penguins.
While the aquarium remains closed to the public, general manager Katie Isaac said its staff were committed to staying connected with aquatic wildlife enthusiasts all over Australia.
"Our aim is to keep people entertained, engaged and inspired by the ocean," Ms Isaac said.
"We have had an amazing response to our virtual aquarium over the past six months and are regularly creating new content," she said.
Community service worker Emma Lewis has been watching the aquarium's live streams and meditations, which she says have helped her own mindfulness during lockdown.
"It shifts your focus from the pandemic to the fact that there is still life underwater and there are things that continue to live and thrive," Ms Lewis said.
"Directing your concentration or attention to creatures that live under the water expands your mind during the tense times," she said.
The nightly streaming of Phillip Island Nature Park's biggest attraction is likely to continue once Victoria’s coronavirus restrictions ease.
Phillip Island's penguins got a big boost in May when BBC sports commentator Andrew Cotter, whose imaginative calls of obscure sports events have gone viral during lockdown, turned his attentions to The Great Little Penguin Race.
Streaming the penguin parade during breeding season – they mate and build nests in July and August, then lay and incubate eggs from September to October – would help viewers learn more about the animals, the park's chief executive Catherine Basterfield said. "Hopefully [it will] whet their appetites to come and experience the real thing when it’s safe to do so."
Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews said regional tourism operators have received grants to help them weather the loss of revenue from international visitors during the coronavirus pandemic.
Mr Andrews also spruiked the penguin parade at his daily coronavirus press conference on Monday, telling reporters: "You can put that in your diary".
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