It always amazes me how many people are down at Blind River, Seaview and Salty during the day over winter.
I rarely see people down there over the summer months, maybe they have packed up and gone by the time I get down there, or maybe the sea breeze keeps them away. During the winter months on a nice day its not uncommon to see a couple of cars at each spot.
I find its easier to take time off work during the pruning season then during the summer. During the summer Jobs often have to be completed within a period of a few days while not much changes week to week over the 4 months or so spent pruning.