Today is a lazy day. Finally got to sleep in and we are all just working on our first paper for the class.
Toothless's I'm-so-done-with-you-Hiccup face
It’s been a while since I updated here! Oh my goodness so much has happened I don’t even know where to start.
I don’t have very much time right now, but I’m having an amazing time. Nerka was probably one of my favorite places in the world, we were really sad to leave. Our professor there was a really cool guy.
In Nerka I had a lot of animal first wild sightings. Porcupine, Grizzly bear with three cubs, red fox, arctic char, grayling, dolly varton, pike, waxwing, arctic tern, bonaparte’s gull.
Yesterday we spend half the day in lecture, and half the day chucking dead fish into the bushes for science. I’ll upload some more photos from my camera later, but my camera is in the cabin. I’ll also upload my drawings from Nerka, I did a lot of painting there.
There are so many salmon here. Literally thousands of sockeye in one stream, flopping around everywhere. They are such powerful animals, and my respect for them grows every day. It makes puget sound salmon runs look so wimpy, I’ll never stand in line to see one salmon going up a creek again (which is what a lot of people do in Western Washington).
A really bad video of some sockeye we saw two days ago. We got to play with them today in the river.
The kitchen's under enormous strain, we are almost out of wine.
How long do you think they will be with us?
Photos from our trip yesterday, and our destination at the bottom.
Yesterday we arrived around 1pm and moved in. The lake is absolutely beautiful! I’ll try to upload pictures later.
Everyone here is super nice and I can already tell I’m going to get along with my small group of classmates really well.
It didn’t get dark until 12am last night, and even the “dark” was just kind of a dusky gray. Until then we ate (the food here is way better than I expected), watched our supervisor (kind of) Mike catch and release beautiful red and green sockeye salmon, played with the camp dogs, and relaxed after our long day of traveling.
Today we are boating to a field camp to meet our professor Daniel Schindler to finally start learning about Salmon!