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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...
Tradies and a new Roof, and Autumn Orchids

Tradies and a new Roof, and Autumn Orchids

Tradies, and a new roof If you’ve been watching our web cam lately you might have seen some “on the roof” activity. We’ve just had the roof renewed on the older part of Sails Ashore. It was approaching 30 years up, and we had a couple of minor...
Solar Power And Spuds

Solar Power And Spuds

Over two months ago we commissioned our new Solar Power system installed by Tansley Electrical from Invercargill see “Sails Ashore is Solar Powered” We have chosen to go completely “Off Grid”.

Farewell 2021. Hello 2022

Farewell 2021. Hello 2022

We’ve had a lovely day to welcome in 2022. And looking back over 2021 I guess for all that has gone on in the world we’ve had a good year. And on the whole I think, to coin a phrase we’ve had a good pandemic, certainly in comparison to the rest of the world. Something to be said for living on an Island.

Iris Finds a Slender Forest Orchid

Iris Finds a Slender Forest Orchid

Iris has been busy on our garden, lots of pruning, weeding and so forth. My involvement generally limited to carrying and disposing, though some trimming as she is a worry with the big hedge trimmers on the higher shrubs.