Christopher has been busy, doing what, I'm not sure. He has cleaned the landing beach where the zodiacs land the passengers. He also fixed a petrol lawn mower for me that he picked up of the rubbish dump in Stanley. The lawn is looking good and for the first time I have mowed my clothes line yard. This was actually built to keep my pet lambs in but the netting was too big and they just walk out through when they are small.
Today Christopher is away to Speedwell to pick up Shaun and Tanya to help with the Bremen. First he is going across to Flores Harbour to pick up our rib. The rib is really good for going out to the tourist boat as it is better if the weather is a bit rough. Christopher will use it to go across to Tea Point on Barren when the Bremen is landing passengers there. We always have people on the ground to make sure that the tourists keep the recommended distance from the Gentoo penguins, Southern Sea Lions and Elephant seals. It is also imperative that they keep the recommended distance away from the Southern Giant Petrols who are now sitting on eggs. The Southern Giant Petrol is quite a nervous bird and easily scared of the nest and there is always a Skua waiting to pinch the eggs. Over 30 species of bird have been recorded on a single visit to Tea Point. It is a great place for bird enthusiasts and because the area is flat as a table top it is easy walking. The Bremen also have their own guides so it is a controlled visit that causes as little disruption as possible.
Christopher has told Shaun that he will be doing the shearing display on George Island. He is not keen as he is a bit shy. Christopher said well I will do it if you like but you will have to do the dog trial display. Funny, it would be funny. Shaun is very pleaed with his dog and she is coming along nicely for him but neither him or the dog are dog trialing standard yet.
|The Bremen with the landing jetty at Useless waters Tea Point. The jetty was constructed with the help of a group of BSCS students.|