BEST WESTERN Townsman Motor Lodge
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We awoke to the sound of rain hitting the roof of our camper. The wind was howling and the camper was rocking. It was chucking it down. Our mission today was Milford Sound. We weren't so sure that the amazing Fiordland scenery we had heard about would look so great in this weather and we felt that we might be pushing the limits of our Lidl special buy raincoats. Off to the local i-SITE for their opinion. Painted on the window was the weather ...
... It was low tide so we took a walk in the sand along 1000 year old Rata trees. At one point I was able to crouch down and crawl under the roots of the vegetation above. Back at the camp, it was an array of card games before dinner and a movie on the laptop.
More wetness. The following morning I took a quick walk out to Picnic Point. Many ancient fossils have been found here. When I got to the rocky beach, I was hoping to see some. Turned out the area to ...
... I'm sure that day will come soon. However, we're pretty indifferent to the whole mess, constantly walking through it and finding patches of it on our bodies later in the day (I heard it's good for the skin, ey!).
Later in the afternoon, we went out to feed the calves that we had fed in the morning and some more calves in another, very muddy, field. We got stuck in the mud a couple of times as Graham sailed through, claiming ...
The end of the week was spent conducting TMP at Lorneville. The process was very similar to what we did at Mataura except the pH of the lambs was measured at 1, 2 and 24 hours after kill. Samples of legs and loins were bagged and some would be frozen immediately while other would be aged in a chiller for 14 days first.
Hop to the next entry (coming soon!) to read about my long Easter weekend ...
... arrived back at the plant on Thursday afternoon just in time to help with another packaging trial. Chilled meat cuts coming from Alliance to the UK are packaged in large barrier bags to prevent oxygen entering and a protective gas mixture is added to the bags before they are sealed. This is to help slow down spoilage by aerobic bacteria and so further extend shelf life on the long journey to the UK. The purpose of this trial is to test what percentage of CO2 ...