Category Archives: Laysan

Laysan Again

Three weeks to cover hear! Or something. A week of it was on a boat, so that will save us some time. One week after my last post, I hopped on an airplane and spent a day traveling to Honolulu! … Continue reading

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Roomie Bonding

Mostly blanking on the past week, but I do remember that my roommate and I have had a bunch more chances to do things. Work was pretty darn normal, and the bistro didn’t even need me to come in at … Continue reading

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Week 9 – When one door closes…

Closing a remote island is no simple task, especially when you are doing it unexpectedly in four days. The number one priority, for us, was making sure that all of the wildlife and plants had the best chance of surviving … Continue reading

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Week 8 – Everything Happens Part II

Then Monday came. Our crew leader was nice enough to give us the day off, to make up for the extra work we had to perform over the weekend in various circumstances, and it was a good thing she did. Her cheek … Continue reading

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Week 8 – Everything Happens Part I

Wow, everything that could happen this week, has happened. So much has happened, it requires two updates. On Island I have been trying to write my updates between Wednesday and Friday so that I can be sure they are received … Continue reading

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Week 7 – Into the swing of things

So we’ve been on island for over a week, and things are still going well. No one has died yet. We’re optimistic. But seriously, Laysan is beautiful in its own green, brown, and blue way. While it is not “home” … Continue reading

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Weeks 4, 5, and 6 – Ruined plans can have fantastic outcomes

Sorry this took so long to update everybody, but, as the title implies, not everything worked out how we had initially planned. We were supposed to be dropped off at Laysan on the ninth, but when we got to the … Continue reading

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Arrived on Laysan!

(First e-mail from the Sat Phone) Hey! We made it Laysan, finally! The whole trip on the Kahana was super cool, lasting almost two weeks. thankfully the crew is a bunch of great people. Hard to describe them breifly, but … Continue reading

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Week 3 – Wait, I leave for good in 5 days…

Most of our packing was done by last week, so this week has largely been focused on our training. Our first goal of the week, though, was to get our buckets that could be frozen, frozen. As I think I’ve … Continue reading

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Week 2 – Is this real life?

So, I guess I’ll start off with the beach I went to last weekend. I was going to talk about it this weekend because I figured I would have gone back, which I would have if I didn’t find something … Continue reading

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