The days are shorter and the weather cooler: winter is upon us. Twin Waters Lodge is now closed for winter (although we will take special bookings if we are here – phone us to ask). We open again at Labour weekend, on Friday October 22.
We took some time off last week to go fishing, based at nearby Totaranui, and hour’s drive away in the middle of Abel Tasman National Park. Fishing off Separation Point was good, with some large blue cod being caught (limit 3 per person), as well as some small sharks and a couple of kahawai. A highlight of the fishing was a visit from an albatross, tentatively identified as a Salvin’s albatross from its grey head and neck and yellow bill with a narrow black stripe. This was taken by our friend Smithy, whose boat we were using.