Welcome to Stewart Island & Sails Ashore +64 3 219 1151 tait@sailsashore.co.nz
First Frost

First Frost

First Frost Sails Ashore is pretty high up on the hill under Observation Rock, looking out over Halfmoon Bay. And so don’t get as many frosts as down lower in the village. In fact we generally seem to average maybe 4 mornings a year when I can walk outside, and...
First Snow

First Snow

First Snow of the Winter for Stewart Island. And I hope the last. I do NOT like snow at all.

Paul Klemick & POHOS

Paul Klemick & POHOS

Paul Klemick & the Polish Heritage of Otago & Southland (POHOS)   An odd post from me this morning, as what on earth does Stewart Island and this posts heading have in common?? Like all the best stories it’s a bit complex but here goes. A good...
Moving into Winter

Moving into Winter

We are now a few days into winter at Sails Ashore, though apart from a handful of miserable days it does not really seem like winter.

A Morning Visitor

A Morning Visitor

A Morning Visitor A couple of mornings ago Iris called me out to our back door, and there in our vegie garden was a White Tailed deer. Didn’t stay long as it had probably been startled when Iris called me. But I did manage to get a photo. Not a good one, but in...