Stewart Island Place Names ……
Toparetutae ….. “Smeared with dung” This was an important stop over and weather refuge for Maori en route to the birding islands, and a trail existed overland from Albion Inlet in Port Pegasus. This allowed travelers to bypass the dangerous South Cape area. Canoes being left here between seasons.
Easy Harbour …… A descriptive name
Easy Harbour, looking up to Gog beyond
Bull Rk in the middle foreground, with False Easy Harbour beyond, and Easy Harbour entrance on the right
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