Days 5 & 6 (Friday & Saturday) Checking Traps, Videoconference and Lunenburg
It was sooo great to see all of you through the videoconference on Friday! I was so nervous but as soon as I saw your wonderful faces I calmed down a bit. I'm glad you enjoyed the Poop Master. He really is a riot and I have learned so much from him (and everyone here) just in these few days. It's very inspirational to spend time with (and actually LIVE with!) people so passionate about the natural world. My life is made richer from this experience and these people.
On Friday, before the videoconference, we checked our traps one last time and collected them. We'll re-set them next week again. We had a few dead voles and one dead mouse in our traps. Christina (P.I.) explained that this is the start of the season where many of the animals have reached the end of their lives. Many of them live only a few months. We returned them to the woods to become food for other animals and continue the cycle of life.
On Saturday we traveled to Lunenburg for our "day off." Most of our group decided to go whale-watching, which actually turned into seal-watching since we couldn't track down any of the whales.
After the whale-watching trip we visited the local museum and learned a lot about the history of fishing in this area. Here I am stuck in a lobster trap with Kim.
This is such a beautiful, peaceful place. Hope the weather holds out for us and we don't get hit by the hurricane tomorrow!
Love and miss you all!