Today we completed another part to doing up our cookhouse.... a 1.5 x 3.2 metre recycled Jarrah and Yellow Box table. The timber is 55 years old and has been stored for four years waiting for a project like this. It was shipped down from up North with us, and was originally from power poles. We reckon it will seat about 16 people. It is now waiting for you to come share a meal, spin a yarn or talk some bull, and most probably consume way too much drink. We have plenty of beds so you don't have to drive. Trestle bench seats are next.
Today Patrick and I took a Southern Discoveries Bus Trip to Milford Sound... wow what an amazing day, after a trip in the bus with amazing scenery with had a 2 hour boat trip right out to the Tasman Sea. We had a pod of dolphins cruising beside us, we saw sea lions, waterfalls, had a yummy lunch with champagne and all day we were blessed with a warm sunny day. On the way home we stopped and watched a kea hard at work pulling the sticker off a road cone. This is a day I would highly recommend.... check out our photos
I bought this camp in April 2014. We have traveled down from North Waikato to begin our new life in Western Southland with our two dogs Gin and Jacko.
When we took over the camp it had been let go and has needed alot of TLC and elbow grease to bring it up to scratch.
We have been really busy since we arrived achieving lots of goals.
Our first step was to get a fireplace installed and Patrick has since been busy building a woodshed and chopping firewood.
We have replaced the hot water cylinders with gas so now there is a great supply of hot water with fantastic water pressure.
We have replaced some beds in the cabins and have been scrubbed, vacuumed, replaced bedding and I am in the process of putting up new curtains.
We had a garage sale and got rid of all the old junk around the place. The cookhouse now has nice plates, cups, cutlery etc.
Today I began painting and papering in there and Patrick is revamping the fireplace again.