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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...
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...
The Winter Blues

The Winter Blues

The Winter Blues ….. (not) Although we’ve had a couple of short spells of badish weather it’s really been pretty nice. I’m still mowing the lawns ever 10 days or so, and I see a few spuds sprouting through the pea straw Iris has covered the...
Kiwi In Sails Ashore Garden

Kiwi In Sails Ashore Garden

Kiwi in Sails Ashore Garden We quite regularly hear Kiwi at night from Sails Ashore, but the last few nights has really been exceptional, with a male calling several times during the night, and sounding much closer than usual. It all got too much for Iris a couple of...
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...