A bit of rain turned into a lot of sunshine on the day we had the largest ever Sustainable Coastlines group, full of young and eager volunteers from China. A freshly caught rat was fed to the eels to the surprise and delight of many and after John Sumich taught them about conservation, Rewi Alley and “gung ho”, they set to work. And work they did!

Four wheelbarrows, 20 spades or shovels and many hands made light work of the process of upgrading the existing, but very muddy, tracks. This will be enjoyed by many visitors to come, a lasting gift from this great bunch of volunteers.