Lost kayaks Sunday 27 June 2021

Have you seen these kayaks?

I was given your details regarding a community email group. A group of us lost three kayaks and paddles up above the Waikawa Reserve DoC campground today. We intend to look for them when the stream is low but in the meantime people may come across them, on the beach or riverside. Would appreciate hearing from anyone if they find them.

Many thanks,

027 2684912

Can’t miss Christmas Tree

Have you spotted the giant Christmas tree, with lights, in the paddock near the village entrance?

Christmas tree in a paddock.
Christmas tree in a paddock.

At the AGM Lesley-Ann Walker revealed that it’s in the Walker’s paddock and that thanks are due to David Butel for help with the lights.

Thanks to all!

Update from Lesley-Ann, with additional photo by Cam:

It was my idea the lights but had to be put up with a Cherry picker from This Way Up (our son Cam) and the brains behind the setting up and maintaining it was David Butel from Drake St.

Christmas tree and moon.
Christmas tree and moon.

Update from Lesley-Ann 07-Jan-21: tree with low moon and farm tree with moon above, pictures taken by Suzanne Culver.

Tree with low moon.
Tree with low moon.
Farm tree with moon above.
Farm tree with moon above.

Message in a bottle

It’s so interesting what turns up on the beach. An Australian radiosonde, for example. Today a member of the community found a message in a bottle, with thanks to John Brown for the info:

The following note was found in a small bottle by Barry Smith between Waikawa and Ohau Rivers today 4 January 2020.

The position the ship was in is just north east of Gabo Island, off the Australian mainland at the eastern entrance to Bass Strait and was probably on a voyage between Sydney and Melbourne or vice versa. The distance is 2197 kilometers but the bottle probably travelled much more than this in the 15 months.

The note, on Princess Cruises Golden Princess letterhead, reads:

23rd October 2018
Position: South: 37° 51.81
East: 149° 51.94
From: Roof (Wentworth) Tyler
[phone number]
Australia’s biggest Wentworth fan.

Message in a bottle.
Gabo Island location.