Tuesday, 1 April 2014
Countdown to Craggy Island Trip!
The image above shows where I will be spending next week.
The image is an elevation map created using Lidar - a laser scan taken from an aeroplane. You should be able to see buildings and the jetty. Close ups show you field walls and stuff. Wonderful!
My part in the trip is to help students map sea birds and their dive patterns - for me this is the perfect starting point, I am sure you will agree! Should be fun - just hope the weather plays along, although apparently it will be raining when we arrive...
The weekend was great - Number One Son had a nice birthday, doing very little except eat and play the new games we bought him.
Mothers day was also good - Mrs RC also did very little except sit in the sun in the garden (a real treat!) and read her Kindle. I headed out to give my mum her present, a small willow tree which I planted in her garden for her. She was very pleased with my choice, as she had one until a couple of years ago. I would like to claim careful planning and choice, but I just rolled a 6 to be honest!
The next couple of days will be good and busy at home as I check the tent, bad, sleeping bag, etc and pack my clothes. Hope I don't forget anything important, as there will be little chance to buy things...
Not sure if I will have internet on the island or not - if not, watch out for photos when I get back...