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Winter Solstice at Sails Ashore

Winter Solstice at Sails Ashore

 Winter Solstice at Sails Ashore Winter Solstice on the 21st June for us in the Southern Hemisphere is our shortest day and longest night. On a heavily cloudy day it will be dark at around 1700, and leaving on the morning ferry at 0800 will have your headlights on...
Ulva Island Winter Tour

Ulva Island Winter Tour

Ulva Island Winter Tour This time of year is usually quiet for us, with most of the Islands visitors coming over the spring/summer/autumn seasons. Although I do go and explore Ulva Island to explore the winter difference it’s really nice to share it with our few...
First Winter Frost

First Winter Frost

First Winter Frost A couple of days ago we woke to a beautiful clear still morning. Iris opened the back door to let our Border Terrier Bridie out for her morning walk and comfort stop and remarked that we had a frost.  And sure enough there was a coating of frost on...
Indian Summer and Garden

Indian Summer and Garden

Indian Summer These last few days have been stunning, not a breath of wind and wall to wall sunshine. It’s mid afternoon and looking at our met station the outside temp is 14.6 deg, and wind 3 knots from the NNE. There is a little high cloud, but it’s no...
What My Camera Sees

What My Camera Sees

What My Camera Sees I carry my camera with me when I’m guiding on Ulva Island, and many of the photos I take end up on the DVD we give our guests, either on the video itself, or in the large library of photos that is included.  Quite apart from the DVD the...
Stewart Island Scenic Flight

Stewart Island Scenic Flight

Yes, Its Summer Now Stewart Island Scenic Flight At the end of January I posted about our lack of a summer. But am now pleased to say Summer has arrived, and the last couple of weeks have been glorious. So much so that today Iris & I decided to shout our selves...