Monday July 08
Update: I now have a coconut drink in my hand ;), also driving a golf car.
Btw. Big Storm on its way
Saturday July 06
|Closing in on my final destination, Culebra, PR|
I’m sitting on the slow ferry to Culebra with a mountain of gear next to me hoping the pouring rain will stop before I make it to the other side. It was not supposed to be this way, I should by all rights have a coconut drink in my left hand several hours ago, but SouthWest Airlines wanted differently and had accumulated a lovely 1.5 hour line up to the check in so all travel plans fell apart when I missed the only direct flight for the day with a good hours marginal, send me on an expensive hastily planned alternative route with a different carrier and missing my connecting flight, which brought me to the last ferry of the day. Now I take it you don’t feel too sorry for me as I’m once again heading down to do field work in Puerto Rico, but I just needed to put my frustrating day into words. Done.
Leaving Sweden after the wedding and the tightly packed 2 week social frenzy was pretty tough, I had a cold but great time paddling with Anna on the west coast, and after we spend a few fleeing days under the midsummer sun with my family on the east coast. Much to short.
|Sis Anna and kids during photo shoot for CrossNature and Stark Ute, Kids Edition!|
I came back rather reluctantly to a hot humid Baltimore and decided that whimpering about being back to work during the Swedish midsummer calibration it was not my thing. I quickly drove to IKEA to buy herring and invited what friends I could scramble to a Swedish style midsummer party in our backyard. Not bad. Next day I joined some bike friends out to the coast to watch the super moon and the space station fly by. It was incredibly nice and I realized that summer here might not be that bad after all. I’m getting slightly seasick (great start of my 3 week sea odyssey out here, 20 days of none stop work from small boats and kayaks coming up). I’ll let my picture tell some more stories in my usual fashion.
|Midsummer US Style. I did bring some schnapps and herring from IKEA though :)|
|Flying on the dunes at Assateague National Seashore|
|XXL Moon at Assateague|
|Baltimore Bike Party, Eighties theme!|
|Over 1200 people (my guess) out for a bike ride!|
|A beaver /(that actually dont have to study at weekends at the moment!!) at GunPowder|
|Packing Soup (the cat) and other crucial things for the field trip|