The rain has stopped long enough to do a final weed-extermination mission (don’t want the african Kikuyu grass taking a hold again), then time to implement my planting plan – where it won’t get in the way of the builders. Still keen to get pricing more or less ‘ballpark’ before I go any further on this build. Over at the port, my old timber lady is sitting there wet as wet – don’t start rotting now baby!! Here’s a picture of Iona in her prime – probably taken at Port Chalmers, Dunedin – she was built there in 1925. What a treasure I have.