Hello friends and family
Gavin arrived on Sunday night and by Tuesday afternoon he had installed a new power point and up-graded the batts in the ceiling of the living area to match the heat pump and the new windows which wait in the garage.
Paul, Jen, Dot and baby Olivia arrived on Tuesday afternoon and on Thursday, with Chris and Hiltrun here to mind the penguins, we went on a mini-holiday for the day. We drove up the Pig route to Alexandra and stopped at the bakery for yummy morning tea. Then it was on to an orchard in Cromwell for real fruit ice cream and fresh peaches and apricots to eat for the next few days.
We lunched in Wanaka and soaked in the hot spa at Omarama and then the last stop was dinner at Portside in Oamaru. We got home at 10 pm after a wonderful day of full sunshine. Gavin was away first thing the next morning.
Our first 5 chicks fledged from the soft release pens on Thursday and now 4 more are there, preparing to go to sea. On Friday night, we got our first fledgling that failed and stranded so now we have 24 penguins in care.
Have a great week