Last night we had some very welcome rain – after quite a dry spell. Fine and sunny by morning. Life at the Lodge is slowing down a bit as the summer rush subsides. Concerns over the effect of the Chile earthquake in Golden Bay turned out to be groundless. Despite it being a spring tide, and the tidal wave being due at about high tide, no discernible effects were seen. This is largely because Golden Bay is sheltered by land mass on all sides. The Bay itself is 3/4 of a circle, and the opening faces the West coast of the lower North Island. We now look forward to Easter.