Saturday, July 28, 2007


I thought that only people I know would be reading my blog so thanks to all of you who've found it on your own and write comments. I'll try to keep it interesting for you.

Today wasn't all that exciting but I'll tell you about it anyway. I sprayed a lot of verbesina this morning. It's really hard to spray only the invasive weeds and not the native ones since when they're small they look alike. Today we had another plane come in. It took 9 people off the island so it's getting a little less crowded around here. I also saw them unloading real bottles of wine from the plane so it'll be the first time since I've been here that it's more than boxed wine. I also learned how to become a copier repairman. We don't have any on the island so Greg and I had to learn how to fix it. I guess it's a trade-off with having lots of people to fix broken things or having not lots of people and it being really easy going around here. I think I'll take the not lots of people.

You might be tired of seeing my sunset pictures, but I'm never tired of taking them so you'll have to suffer through them.

This is kind of a cool map hanging under the airplane hangar. So if you want to find out how far you are from me, just check your miles to San Francisco.


Peggy said...

Stupid question time:

What is the difference between a nautical mile and an ordinary land based mile? I'm asking because I just don't know.

Pete Leary said...

A nautical mile is an approximation of 1 minute of latitude. Therefore it is a little bit longer than a regular mile. 1 mile is 5280 ft and 1 nautical mile is 6076 feet (or 2025 yards, in the Navy we would do quick calculations using 2000 yards to keep it easy).