Hello friends and family
Somehow, with all of the preparation for a holiday, then fixing the stuff that I forgot, the week has raced by and here we are, enjoying the full moon and eating chocolate.
Maria, Bryan and Daniel arrived on Thursday after a tumultuous flight from Tauranga to Dunedin in a rental car described as compact. Bryan is not a small man, but with a couple of centimeters clearance between his knees and the steering wheel, they made it here on Thursday.
On Friday we visited the Hampden section, beach and 4 square, then had hot cross buns for lunch. Bryan and Daniel pruned the plum trees for me and we looked after the 15 penguins in care.
Yesterday we let two of the chicks go from the soft release pen and today we will release the adult Yellow-eyed penguin that has been in hospital at Massey university for a few weeks. He is looking magnificent! With one new patient and another 2 released we now have 11 penguins in care.
Have a wonderful week!