Hello friends and family
What a fantastic couple of weeks I have had! Firstly, I got to meet Olivia who is the perfect baby. She is gorgeous with a sweet temperament.
Paul and Jen were their usual fabulous hosts and so we went on an adventure down the east Coast of Tasmania from Anson’s Bay to Freycinet National Park. The highlight was Cape Tourville from where we could see Wineglass Bay.
Then it was over all too quickly and I went to the Oil-spill response training at Massey University and then the WReNNZ conference. Meeting up with like-minded people is an annual highlight for me. The other rehabilitators in NZ are a passionate group. Most of us started our work before the great bureaucracy was born, and it was nice to have our expertise acknowledged by the professionals.
I drove home on the Sunday night after the conference as it was not windy in Christchurch and the forecast was dire. It is true – finally our drought has broken and the place is turning green again. Chris and Hiltrun had stayed over so I could catch up with the 6 new patients and the general news.
On Thursday morning I got up early to drive to Waikouaiti to deliver a penguin off to Wildbase at Massey University. It had an infected flipper and needs serious medication that we cannot provide.
On Friday I went to Hampden and picked some apples. There is one tree left to harvest and still more pears on the last tree.
On Saturday I cleaned up the back porch and visited Elaine. Today we are expecting a dry morning so I will update the cameras.
Have a great week!