I spent a couple of lovely sunny days in Invercargill earlier this month and, at long last, have activated my DOC credit card and had some training with the guys in the Invercargill office. They are based on the 7th floor with this incredible view...
My shopping list was a mile long and I buzzed round after work to buy as many of them as I could. If I had a magic wand, I'd definitely move E. Hayes and Sons (Hammer Hardware) to the island. So much choice in all the essential items of nails, fencing staples and steel-toe boots. Just as well the shops offer a freight service to the island otherwise I would have looked like Santa Claus dragging a big sack.
Invercargill has some lovely old buildings - here's the town hall...
|Close up of the decorative plaster work|
|Newly-added partition boards|
|30 mins after starting this morning - most of the kindling is under |
the blue tarpaulin
|Salmon-netting hammock - will it work??|
|The finished job. Room now to stack my newly-chainsawed firewood|
in underneath the netting.
|Green rat traps at the base and the new|
Goodnature possum trap above
|Close-up of my new possum trap|