Sunday, August 4, 2013

Another Island Goodbye

We had a special going away party last night for John & Leona, who have been at Midway for over 11 1/2 years.  John will be going off to the USFWS national office in Arlington, VA.  We'll be sorry to see them go, since they both have done so much for Midway.  John was the one who originally hired me out here 6 years ago.  Now we'll all have to look up all of the answers to questions the old fashioned way- pouring through file cabinets for hours instead of taking 10 seconds to ask John. 

 We had a sunset toast for John & Leona on the deck at Capt. Brooks' Tavern followed by a short presentation and some music.

The albatross chicks look off toward the old grounded water barge.

 This is the view out on West Beach.  We keep this beach closed so we don't bother the seals.

This Red-tailed tropicbird chick is about to fledge from in front of the office.  I'm pretty sure it will be gone when I go to work in the morning.

Here's the Aviary seep with an old weapons storage bunker in the distance.

This is our new (2008) airport ops building.  The old "Marine Barracks" are in the background of this shot.


Barb said...

All the best to John and Leona!

Pete Leary said...

Hi Barb, I'll let them know.