The much promised winds arrived on Sunday afternoon and the first hint that they were serious was when they blew over the power pole outside the house.
As these birds share the same ocean and weather conditions, we are left to assume that the difference in survival rates relates to conditions on land. The most obvious difference is the relentless stream of people coming here with all their noise and bustle. Every night I am asking people to leave who overstay or arrive after 7:30pm. The opening and closing signs are back out on the road but are ignored by too many people. This is not the first Yellow-eyed penguin colony decimated by uncontrolled tourism, we can only hope it will be the last – there are no more left.
Have a great week!