Stewart Island Place Names ……
Te Pani …..
The Orphan …… A descriptive name, and a distinctive rock on the approaches to the Whale Passage entrance to Port Pegasus
The Orphan is the white breaking rock at the left of the picture, Whale passage just beyond
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