Wednesday, June 29, 2005
Wednesday, June 22, 2005
So, Monday Kristin and I visited the Snake River, one of the gold rush rivers just outside of Nome where I downloaded data from our stream gage and she recorded a velocity profile of the river, fighting bugs all the way of course:
Then this morning, because we forgot a crucial couple pieces of stuff we headed back out to the Kuzitrin River to put in the staff gage:
On the way out we got a flat but our truck was brand new so I got to christen the spare tire. In the picture I'm attaching the pressure transducers so we can get continuous water level readings.
Wednesday, June 15, 2005
Carnival vs Union
And it's pretty humdrum about the longshoreman working out a compromise with Carnival about some luggage handling but in the second to last paragraph it mentions the foreign crews make on their cruise ships make $1 to $1.50 an hour. Wow, how crazy is that? Even more amazing when you think about how many TVs and stuff they'd pick up from Stereo North when they'd come in to town back in Sitka.
Saturday, June 11, 2005
... Tuesday update. Back in business, you can email away to the regular place.
Thursday, June 09, 2005
The other detail on the trip... headed up to one of the repeaters because we thought the antenna had wiggled loose and been moved out of position by the wind. Boy were we off! The wind broke the darn pipe... and Nome is in the opposite direction:
Thursday, June 02, 2005
So, on the third day on the island we went kayaking in Kailua on the SE end of Oahu. It was a blast, saw a couple sea turtles among other things. And of course, got super sunburned. I'm still wearing the life jacket lines to prove it and Jill burned the heck out of her legs. Anyway, thought I nearly killed the digital camera when I noticed a dog hair on the photo sensor... tried to blow it off and sprayed a bit of sea water onto the CCD. Doh! That killed me. Good old fashioned heart pounding moment. Well, alls well now that I'm back in Fairbanks and here's a bit of the ocean from one of the islands we went to: