Hello friends and family
The week began with clear skies, little wind and warm days. It was a case of shedding layers until early evening and then putting them back on again. I worked around the section on Sunday and went to town on Monday.
Robbie and I did the rounds and there were a lot more penguins at home, so we were able to beep them and start our season’s records. We also delivered trees to plant – believing that we would get the promised rain, but by Wednesday I was watering the plants on hold here. Eventually we will be able to begin our season’s planting.
It was also the start of lambing on the farm. What a delight to see them frolicking for the first time. On Wednesday I did my stint at the Toptip. There was a traffic jam at 9:00 am but it was quiet after that. We got the trees planted on Thursday, but they needed watering.
Hiltrun came up on Saturday and we set out to do the monitoring and came across 2 cyclists on the Pa site. Things improved after that and we saw a lot of male penguins at home in their nests – it won’t be long now! The highlight was seeing 4 juveniles on the landing at the Moeraki colony, just hanging out with a couple of adults.
Have a great week!