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We Live in Interesting Times

We Live in Interesting Times

We Live In Interesting Times Today dawns nice and sunny with about enough breeze to lay the moored boats to the west.  And otherwise the village and the bay is completely deserted. No parked or moving vehicles visible, , and not a soul to be seen.  And it’s...
A Day at Port Adventure

A Day at Port Adventure

A Day at Port AdventureA few days ago returning Guests decided to have a day at Port Adventure, and invited me to go along with them. And I’m  always happy to enjoy a “Busman’s Holiday, and especially so as it was a Cruise Ship day, and thats a good...
Ferns and Snails

Ferns and Snails

One of the more attractive ferns … or in my opinion anyway …. is our Hen & Chicken Fern. Asplenium bulbiferum .It’s found most often in damp well shaded forest understory and is much loved by Whitetailed deer

Energy, Cooking and Orchids

Energy, Cooking and Orchids

Energy Stewart Island “Runs” on diesel fuel. Our electrical supplies are from community diesel generators, which run 24/7 and supply us with more or less unlimited power. But it is expensive, with a monthly connection fee of around $90, and around $0.60...
Australian Fires and Spring

Australian Fires and Spring

Australian FiresDuring my Forest Service career I was fortunate that I didn’t do much forest fire work, and apart from controlled burns I can remember only one wildfire, and that was quite a small one. But they really weren’t my favorite...