Hello friends and family
The months are racing by, and the sun continues to shine! On Sunday we threw more rocks and on Monday went to the orchard, repaired the bridge and cut down some gorse. Tuesday’s rounds were followed by a trip to the Bluffs as Dan had not been there before.
On Wednesday we set off for Clyde in Central Otago with Elaine on board and went to visit Walter and Therese. The purpose of the trip was to acknowledge their contribution to our work with Life memberships of the Katiki Point penguin trust. Therese spoiled us with a beautiful, cooked lunch and Walter entertained us with stories of Moeraki from years ago. We continued our trip, through the Lindis Pass and down the Waitaki Valley to dinner at Oamaru.
What a fabulous trip, with autumn at its best from start to finish. We left the coast to its drizzly grey day and travelled in glorious sunshine.
Luckily the sunshine followed us, and Thursday was very pleasant for the penguin rounds. We picked up 2 penguins that had been in care and then not gone out fishing after being released. The problem seems to be Fungal throat. They are responding well to treatment. In the afternoon we sorted the fish out so now I only have one freezer operating through the off-season.
On Thursday, the plumber came and replaced old, worn-out valves in the system. He also found a leak that was causing problems with the pump. What bliss! A plumbing system that works!
Dan went home on Friday and Hiltrun came up yesterday.
Have a great week