I have been taking Ewe Smitten to work to stitch on in my lunch hour. It is slowly coming along.
I have finished the gridding for Heart on Her Sleeve, so I am going to put in the first stitch tonight. It will be interesting to see how long this project takes me.
Tui is awake again....
And because I am the master of posting unrecognisable photos on my blog, here is a photo of a seal I took last weekend when it was stormy. This is at Red Rocks which is south of Wellington. Not a very clear photo - you may have to click on it to get a better viewing. But I think this seal looks like an oversized hedgehog.
To show the state of the weather on this day, here are a couple of shots of the Bluebridge Ferry coming in to the harbour from the South Island. Glad it wasnt like this when we came up to Wellington.
It probably wasnt that bad on the ship...and was probably quite calm where the ship was...yeah right! LOL.
And just before I go, here are a couple of seal photos I took 3 weeks ago at Turakerai Head where there is another seal colony...a much calmer and sunnier day. Both these places (Red Rocks and Turakerai) are seal hauls which is another name for a place where male seals go over the winter to lie around and fatten up. At Turakerai up to 600 seals can be found lying about. We had to climb over rocks to get close to a couple. (At Red Rocks they lie quite close to the gravel track).
I have joined the Rimutaka State Forest Trust, and working with my friend from DOC I will be learning the ropes of kiwi conservation. Where around 50 kiwis are regularly monitored in the surrounding forest park around Wainuiomata. I have missed working with birds after leaving Twizel so this will be a great experience for me.
Till next post, happy stitching everyone.