Monday, October 8, 2012

Busy and Quiet

It's a bit busier around here without volunteers.  It has also been a bit quieter since our island population dropped a bit with the departure of our work crews. There's actually not much to talk about this week.  No medevacs, no emergency landings, no wildlife trouble, nice weather.  I even waited an extra day to post my blog in case something came up.  Nothing did, so here are some pictures.

 You can barely see one of the old bunkers behind all of the verbesina.

 Too bad the verbesina is so invasive.  It would be kind of pretty if it didn't spread so much.

A Laysan duck gets ready to flap its wings.

This is an abandoned fuel tank at our old fuel farm.  Our tanks there have been empty for years, but we haven't had the funds to remove them yet.

 This Red-tailed tropicbird chick should be ready to fly out of here any day now.

We had Bingo up at Captain Brooks on Saturday night.  I won one game.  The one where the person who doesn't get any numbers wins.


biobabbler said...

What a great series of shots. All so different, and so enjoyable. I pinned the fuel tank shot on Pinterest, and it'll link back to your site. If you object, I can remove it. Just let me know if I should un-pin it. biobabbler at g mail dot com.

Lovely work. Glad you won something at bingo. =)

Pete Prellwitz said...

Hey, Pete!
You should offer up some volunteer positions based on a raffle. An entry costs $25 and the applicant puts down their qualifications and a brief presentation on why they want to live/work on Midway. The number of winners will be based upon application fees submitted. People who want to support the raffle but can't go on the trip can just donate money and be on a Friends of Midway list.

You make it clear it's real work and actual qualifications are needed (include a list), but even if you don't win the raffle, you're preserving/restoring Midway Island.

Pete Leary said...

Thanks for the comments and suggestions. That's ok if you posted that photo. And interesting suggestion on the raffle, I'll have to think about that one.