Hello friends and family
This started as a very quiet week with bad weather keeping things slow. I did my stint at the Top tip shop on Wednesday and even though it is school holidays, it too was quiet. We had wind, rain sleet and hail but no snow to break the gloom!
On Thursday morning, I did the monitoring round and saw one juvenile penguin at home, and a couple of males in boxes. Because the lighthouse is a maritime feature, Katiki point is referenced on the sailor’s website based in Norway. ( http://www.yr.no/place/New_Zealand/Otago/Katiki_Point/hour_by_hour.html ) This gives me the most accurate forecast going, so I knew that it would not rain until mid-day – sure enough, the drizzle started at noon and so I spent the afternoon indoors.
On Friday, I went to Elaine’s for lunch. The sun was shining and we forgot the cold weather and had a great catch up.
Chris and Hiltrun arrived on Friday night and we spent yesterday working in the reserves on our two priorities. One is to prepare the nests for the new season and the other is to plant trees while the ground is damp. Driving to the Moeraki colony is a challenge for a control freak like me with the wet and slippery ground.
Have a great week!