Friday, June 25, 2010

First Day of Work

You never realize how much you like bologna sandwiches until you're sitting on the side of a cliff in your winter gear and freezing to death.

Today I went out with the scientists for the first time. For the first 5 hours, Greg and I sat at the edge of different cliffs with our binoculars and waited for birds to move. We were seeing which birds had eggs and how many were in their nests. After that, we met up with Matt and went out to Zaponi Point to collect Thick Billed Murre eggs. I got to put on the harness and hang over the edge of the cliff to get the eggs. We got the eggs with a 16 foot pole with an old can from some refried beans attached to the end. It took a while to get the hang of getting the eggs into the can without pushing them out of reach or over the edge. I got either 2 or 3 eggs, and we got 15 in total. It was a TON of fun and I had a great time. (Greg also taught me the scientific names of some plants and birds and then quizzed me on the way back down Zaponi. I did alright if I do say so myself!)

I left at 9:15 am and got home about 6:30 pm. It was a long day, but it was a lot of fun. Hopefully I'll get to go back out sometime soon.

After I got home, I went and hung out with some of the kids on the island. We were running about the house and I went to jump over a pile of ropes, but I missed and tripped and landed on my face. Literally. I still have sand in my mouth.I'm ohkay though. Didn't even break any skin. Just came home at about 11:50 pm or so because the sun has gone down, the fog is out, and it is COLD!!!!!!!!!!!!!

More tomorrow!

Peace out!


  1. I wish i could figure out how to post pictures. I might have to just create a Flickr or something. Stay tuned to find the pics!

  2. looking forward to pictures. Please be careful and don't get hurt working OR PLAYING! Those teeth cost a lot! Go to bed at a decent hour, too!

  3. Wow...this Mrs. B has a lot of advice for you! :) I guess you better listen to her. She looks a bit like your mom!

  4. Haha. Yea... well I then proceded to hurt myself by flipping my Honda on top of myself... whoops!