Daily Prompt: Your Days are Numbered

It’s January 26. Write a post in which the number 26 plays a role.

Well, Jan 26 here in Australia (‘Straya!!) is when we celebrate Australia Day.

Australia Day marks the anniversary of the arrival of the First Fleet from England in 1788 at Sydney Cove by Captain Arthur Phillip.  When it was first settled, it marked the proclamation of British sovereignty over Australia’s east cost and was referred to as New Holland.

Captain Phillip was sent out here to check out some land that was discovered and claimed by James Cook in 1770, and was destined to become a British penal colony (hehehe penal). This is also why Australian’s are sometimes referred to as convicts.