Saturday, March 22, 2008

Goings On

There's a lot happening on Midway now. The sailboat came in yesterday. They made it even with half a mast and no engine. We had another little get together with the crew last night. This time it was at the bowling alley. They place was packed and it was a lot of fun.

Their parts came in on the plane tonight and Marty (the skipper) took about 3 hours to fix it so they are ready to try for Honolulu again at 9 in the morning.

Christy (bug studier) and Lauren (volunteer) left today. Christy will be back soon but I think Lauren wouldn't have minded staying a little longer. There were a couple of other guys that were out here working to install detection equipment for the U.N. Nuclear Test Ban Treaty, who also left. One of them was a former submarine nuclear power guy like myself, so we had a good time talking.

Matt is back, and I also got a new roommate. His name is Murray. He'll be the new visitor services ranger on the island for 6 months. The first group of paying visitors will be here tomorrow also.

Three people from the BBC came out to do some filming on the plastic problem here. Both the plastic that the albatross eat and the stuff that floats around here and washes up on the beach. There are also a few FAA people who came out. I'm not sure why yet, but I'll find out sooner or later.

Our boat is towing the sailboat past the old wrecked water barge.

Lou and Johnboy are getting ready to tie up to the LCM (landing craft).

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