Hello friends and family
My plan to have a quiet day last Sunday was a failure! The morning round down the hill produced 4 penguin casts and a stranded juvenile with a sore throat – I now have 4 in care.
Wednesday was my day at the Top tip shop. Karsten, a volunteer from Germany arrived in the evening, in very stormy weather.
The weather settled by the afternoon and was glorious through until yesterday. This gave us a chance to get some more of the fencing done at Okahau point. We now have 12 circles, 11 with all the fencing in place, ready to be tensioned. The other one is in a sheep free area so will not need an outer fence.
We also managed to fit in trapping several cats and a rat. Reporting poachers and dealing with out of control dogs – one lady brought 3 unrestrained dogs out with her when she wanted to show her children the penguins!
Yesterday I flew to Wellington for a WReNNZ meeting. I am now the only mainlander on the committee which means that I have to make a bigger effort. I was nervous about going, given the awful weather forecast but travelled safely and got home only an hour late!
Have a great week!