Stewart Island Place Names ……
Magnetic Beach ….. A descriptive name. And site of a small early rush with the discovery of gold in the beach sand here in the 1860’s
Magnetic Beach extends from the top left of the photo around to Cave Head
which is immediately to the right of the trees in the lower centre of the photo,
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