Hello friends and family
Today marks 18 years that I have been living here at the lighthouse. When I came I expected it to be difficult and it has been, but the actual challenges are not those that I expected. The wildlife here is simply stunning. Each day brings its own rewards and I feel privileged to share this place with such amazing creatures.
I hope Easter brought you a diversion from the ongoing Covid-19 disaster. I was able to have virtual meetings with the family so that was a bonus. We are all challenged by the need to keep active and I am reminded how lucky I am to have the coast to walk.
I had my weekly trip to the supermarket on Sunday so I could go to the tip at the same time. This week my extra rubbish was broken plant protectors. Next week I might dump all the old hoses. On Tuesday the team came, and we checked the traps and released Mrs 139. This leaves me with only 2 penguins in care, so I am not even putting on overalls as they both feed nicely and I do not have to worry about getting covered in fish or poop. It was also time to put the winter duvet on the bed as a cold southerly blast dropped the temperatures below 10 degrees.
The team is very intrepid and did the rounds on Thursday and Saturday. Things are quiet in the colonies. We have seen a couple of stoats here by the house but have not caught them yet!
Have a great week!