I don't want to get political on this blog, since there are thousands of others where you can get opinions. A few words from me probably won't change anyone's mind about anything anyway, but it's good that government employees are back to work. Even though we were busy out here keeping things going with safety projects, we had no support out here for IT, admin, nor could we buy anything we needed. So we're back to normal, or at least as normal as we can be with our reduced capacity.
The taxiway project is almost complete so the barge and all equipment will be out of here this week. That will reduce our island population by about 30 workers. The albatross will start showing up anytime now, so we're all glad that the birds won't be slowing down the work.
I didn't take a lot of photos this week so I've added a couple that I took a long time ago. I just found them again when I was asked by a museum in Alaska for some photos of dead albatross with plastic in them.