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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...
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...
Kiwi Summer

Kiwi Summer

The Summer of the Kiwi This past summer has truly been one for Kiwi sightings, both on Ulva Island and around the village. I liberated some of the first kiwi to be let lose on Ulva Island back when I was ranger in ’69/70, but never really saw them there again...
Island Oddities

Island Oddities

Island Road Tours We regularly take our guests on a two hour scenic road tour.  We explain “The Islands Story” as we visit the bays and lookouts, The history is always interesting of course, but for many of our guests life in a small island community is...
Moths and Fantails

Moths and Fantails

Moths and Things Summer is moth time of year and growing up on my parents farm certainly reinforced that. Leave an inside light on and a window open and you could be assured of returning to find the room inches deep in dying Porina Moths and literally shovels full of...