Just settled in from coming home from Alaska.
I don’t even know what to do with myself. I feel the vacation-depression setting in already.
Also my Kjell got fat while I was gone xc
It feels weird to be separated from my classmates. We became like a little family, we were together every single day for seven weeks. And all it took was a quick round of hugs at the airport and now they’re gone. Not forever though. We have more classes together in the fall. I just miss them already.
We’re moving to Lake Illiamna tomorrow! I am currently packing up about 1/3 of my stuff because our plane has a weight limit, the other 2/3 I am going to leave behind to be shipped back to Seattle in October.
It’s really exciting to be moving on, Aleknagik is an amazing place, but our camp is right next to a popular boat launch so sometimes it’s hard to remember you’re in such a remote place, especially on the weekends. Our next camp is on an island in the biggest lake in Alaska. I’m going to miss the people here at Lake Aleknagik, we’ve all become kind of a big family.
I’m really happy to not have to chuck 2000+ dead fish out of Hansen Creek every day either, it was an amazing experience and I learned a lot (about science and my tolerance levels), but we are all getting to the point where the work is just monotonous and the creek smells so bad because of the maggots.
Happy travels, my friends!