I’m completely shagged. As you can see, our shag friends have discovered the boat club.
Their presence bodes well for the estuary. I am reasonably sure that these guys are pied shag. * Aside from dropping large quantities of shag shit, these guys are pretty cool.
The shags won’t hang around if there are no fish to eat so I am pleased to see them in such numbers. The reason these shags look so happy is that their NZ population has been increasing since the 1950’s. **
I am installing the rain guttering across the stern of the cabin top on Borderline. I haven’t included a photo of the new guttering as it will be hanging at an odd angle until I can finish some custom brackets to hold things up. The plan is to capture a bit of rain water off the cabin top for washing and showering. I plan to install a separate, smaller tank for those who are squeamish about drinking roof water.