Hello friends and family
The weeks are marching on and soon we will reach the end of the season. It runs from 1 July to 30 June, to match the penguin’s life cycle as best as we can. Our goal is to have all the hospital enclosures deep cleaned by the end of the month. Lindsey and Margie have become expert stone throwers and make the job seem easy.
In the reserves, we are preparing nest boxes so the penguins are as secluded as possible. At this time of the year, it is usual to not see any penguins when we do our rounds in the morning. They are going fishing then and start to come home at about 2 pm.
On Thursday we decided to check the Little Penguins on the island and when we got there, we were treated by a small pod of dolphins fishing right in close to the rocks. I am not good at photographing dolphins, and as usual, ended up with pictures of splashes!
The Hampden house is almost ready to be rented out. The landscaper is coming in this week to gravel all the paths, sort out the drainage and the drive. Then it will become a home for someone. It is listed with Essential Property management in Oamaru who manage other properties in Hampden.
Have a great week!