It is well known that blogging is the best cure for the airport doldrums.

When I arrived at the airport this morning, the lady at the baggage check-in looked at me and said “marine biologist?”  I was very excited, thinking I gave off some sort of field researcher vibe, before realizing that there is a pair of enormous rubber boots strapped to my backpack.

I’ll be sleeping on a couch in Vancouver for the next week, going to logistics meetings and packing up all our field equipment before heading up to Pavilion Lake.

Also, I believe today is Andrew’s birthday (thank you, Facebook).  Happy birthday!