Stewart Island Place Names ……
Albion Inlet ….. One of many “Classical” names which were bestowed by William Stewart in 1809, and appear on his chart of Port Pegasus
up inside Albion Inlet, on the south side at the entrance of Basin Creek is a small sandy beach named Waiharakeke, (Flax Stream) with a line of Flax bushes. These an almost certain pointer that Maori camped here. Harold Ashwell told me that further up Basin Creek is where Maori set off cross country to Easy Harbour, thus avoiding the perilous canoe passage around South Cape on the way to the birding islands. Canoes would be left spotted at Easy Harbour for the final part of the journey
Waiharakeke is the small beach just visible in the upper middle, beyond the small headland
But we now produce 100 % of our electrical needs, and are completely "Off Grid", Excess electricity is used to heat our domestic hot water and central heating system and this has cut our non renewable heating fuel usage to around 20% of pre solar.. All cooking is electric, no more LPG. See More .......
Kowhai Lane is also Solar powered,
Kowhai Lane is "Grid Tied" Excess production is used to heat water. Production beyond the house requirements is exported, thus cutting diesel use in the wider grid. At night Kowhai Lane Lodge receives power from the grid.
Like Sails Ashore, all cooking is electric,,,,, No LPG