It was a frustrating process – firstly because they were all sitting on my personal laptop (which of course is missing its wireless card), and so needed to be transferred to my work laptop and uploaded from there.
Secondly, I found that a CD that I had burned photos onto while down under got badly scratched and a number were lost – including many from the wonderful day at Motutapu Island, and the visits to Mullet Creek and Mullet Point north of Auckland.
Let that be a lesson, boys and girls.
Farewell Spit is a beautiful part of the world – a long finger of sand jutting out of the north of South Island, and a haven to all sorts of bird and marine life. I was kindly offered a tour by the excellent Farewell Spit Eco Tours who’d read about my mission in the local paper, and whose website and blog gives an amazing overview of the kinds of wildlife you can see there.
TVNZ came along for the ride too, and I believe the piece they put together will be broadcast soon and will also be online. I’ll let you know the link as soon as it goes up.