Hello friends and family
This is becoming a habit! Another quiet start to the week. Sunday and Monday just drifted by and I did a few jobs, but nothing of note. Robbie came out on Tuesday and we did the rounds before he up-graded the aviary for next season.
On Wednesday I did a fill-in at the Toptip. It was very cold, but full of cheerful people so quite fun really. In the afternoon I prepared for my Thursday meetings. On Thursday I set off for Dunedin nice and early so I could drive at an easy pace and enjoy the trip. It was beautiful – frosty white paddocks and vivid trees, standing out in greens, reds and golds. Wow!
The first meeting was with the scientists from the Micro-biology department at Otago University. They are our heroes and committed to supporting our work to save the penguins. The second was with our amazing benefactor who sponsors our mosquito control programme and is willing to bring all his extensive expertise to help us save the penguins.
On Friday I enjoyed the bellbird song while chopping out the flax that was growing through the heat pump. I also walked the coast because I knew that on Saturday, we were having a meeting in Hampden and I would not be doing it then. We are currently facing a lot of challenges and needed to sort out some issues so we could move on as a team to deal with the new problems going forward.
Have a great week!