Hello friends and family.
I had a holiday at home on Sunday and Monday. The weather was glorious, and I pottered around in the morning, and then went for a long walk in the afternoon. On Tuesday there was a cold wind that made being outside unpleasant so after doing the rounds with Robbie and Patrick, I came indoors and worked on the computer for a while.
I have decided to get off the fence and wear a mask when I go to public places.
On Wednesday I went to town and bought a new set of kitchen taps. The tap in the laundry was broken, and rather than just get a new one for there, I decided to upgrade the kitchen taps and replace the laundry tap with an old one from the kitchen. When I got home, I phoned the plumber and they were able to come out to do the job that afternoon. Unfortunately, the pipes were corroded, and the plumbers needed to come back to finish the job the next day. I am very happy to have new taps – the others were ancient!
Our Thursday working bee Tasks ranged from removing a dead seal, emptying the chest freezer, to preparing Robbie’s rehab floor for next season. The penguins are changing their behaviour – no longer socializing on their way home from fishing, rather they are landing in ones and twos and heading home straight away.
Hiltrun and Elke came up on Saturday and Elaine joined us as well. They trimmed trees and blocked off cliff tops to make monitoring safer and easier. I have begun constructing the fence to keep the sheep off the new trees. We are ready for the new season. We hope that our Malaria work has turned the tide and our nest numbers increase from the 38 of last season.
Have a great week!