Thursday, December 6, 2007

One More Day on Midway

Only 1 day left before I'm outta here. It has been a very quick 6 months. I was browsing through my pictures and I really have seen a lot of good stuff here. It was sunny today but cool, and after work a few of us decided to go jump off of cargo pier. By the time we got there it was cloudy and breezy, but we swam a little anyway. The water is definitely getting colder. It feels like it's high 60's, but it's still warmer than a lot of places I've been swimming.
Tonight we are supposed to have another medevac flight. Another Japanese fisherman needs help. The Coast Guard will fly their C-130 out to pick him up. That will probably be about 1 a.m. and I have to help out on the boat when we go out of the atoll to pick him up, so I'll be tired tomorrow. I'll try to get a little sleep on the plane to Hawaii. We'll probably get to Honolulu around 3 a.m.
Since my girlfriend (Dasha) is coming to meet me in Hawaii for a week, we decided that that's as good a place as any to get married. So we'll do that on the beach on Wed. We will visit the families for Christmas and that will be enough of a reception I think.
Anyway, I might not have time to post anything tomorrow before I leave so if not, check back in early Jan. when I get back to Midway.
This white-fronted goose lives over on Eastern Island. It's trying to get fat enough to make it back to wherever it belongs. The ducks don't seem to mind it too much.
These ruddy turnstones are sitting on one of the fuel pipes that runs out on the fuel pier.

9 comments:

Ex-Shammickite said...

Not quite sure how I found your blog, but I've been browsing through, and I think you're haveing the time of your life, right?
You're doing things I would have loved to have done! I love finding out about wildlife and I am curious about the world. Keep up the good work, I shall be watching your blog in future.
And.... have a great Christmas and New Year!

Anonymous said...

Pete,

Congratulations on getting married. As Becky mentioned before, will miss your daily observations from Midway while you are gone.

Steve O

Dubuque said...

Pete,
Congratulations on the Wedding. Started reading your Blog this week. You've done an excellent job with the photos and commentary on the Midway Experience.
We were there a year ago for a week.
Give John & Leona a hug when you see them tonight.

Nelson & Mona Klavitter
Parents of John

Peggy said...

Congratulations Pete! I hope you and your bride-to-be will have many many happy years together!

The weather in Scotland has turned FOUL and I for one will miss your regular reports of lovely warm seas and albatross.

Ex-Shammickite said...

I hope you post some pics of the wedding when you gat back!

Anonymous said...

Pete,

Congratulations on the impending nuptials. Have a great break from Midway! Enjoy the hodge-podge of mainland foods. Although, I hope the cold doesn't eventually shock you.

(MN) Michael C

Becky said...

Pete,

Congratulations on the wedding! What a fantastic place for the ceremony!! Hope you both have a wonderful holiday and I'll be checking back in January!!

Becky

VIKRAM said...

HI Pete,
Congratulations and best wishes to both you and Dasa
Vikram

Clive's World said...

Congratulations on the wedding! Hope you are having a fantastic honeymoon!!