After the damp start on Sunday, the sun came out and so Anne-Claire and I could get our penguin work done. I got a call from Fleur in the afternoon, asking me to speak to a group of visiting students, and she would shout us dinner. It all worked out just fine, the students were studying a paper on tourism so the effects of uncontrolled visitors to the reserve made the core of the subject. It was reassuring to have similar sentiments expressed in the media both before the talk and after it. When people hear the story of the penguin’s decline here, they always ask me why? Of course, I don’t know why our penguins are considered expendable by the people with the power to fix it.
Tom has water-blasted the house for me and Erica has trimmed, weeded and cleaned the place so now it looks loved again. Anne-Claire left on Wednesday morning (thank you so much for all of your help) and Stewart brought in a new injured penguin.
Have a great week!