I woke up this morning at about 0300, the gusts pressing onto the site, everything shaking and heavy rain, with an uneasy feeling. How are things holding up? Especially the new flue installation. So I went outside with the torch, the flue was complete, for whatever reason though, there was a 2kg rock on a solar panel I had put flat onto the lawn. That rock used to be on the battery cover. ‘All right mate, things break, don’t get upset.’ But hey, the panel was undamaged.
I went into the A-Frame to check whether a window had blown out, but other than being a bit wet upstairs things looked good. I secured the doors and went down to my beloved green shed.
These healthy chili plants are unfortunately not mine, I failed yet again to grow chilis and capsicums successfully. While chatting with Tony – on my way to a fishing spot – I noticed these plants from the corner of my eye, which led to more chatting and a closer inspection.
Not many words at all today, but more pictures than usual. I’ve been busy with my main project and took 7 youth up to Mount Hobson (Hirakimata) over a 3 day hike via Kaiarara and South Fork Tracks. So let’s start with a rare picture of Ben Island himself…