Thursday morning, the sun is shining, the birds are singing and it appears to be yet another day in paradise.
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.
—Just a note. Sorry for the late update, but I’m having great difficulties picking up a signal for my mobile Internet. —
It is 0700 in the morning and I am on my way via ferry to Great Barrier Island, taking the rest of my belongings to my new home. Relocation started on the 24th of June; the plan was to pack two cars, take them over, build a weather-proof shed, put all my stuff into it, build a case for the batteries and home-made 12 V generator, get the mobile Internet going, install a fire-place and start boarding up the rundown and abandoned A-Frame that stands on the house site. Well, this was the plan, and here is what really happened. Continue reading Welcome To Great Barrier Island; Accident, Orcas, Dolphins & more