On my way to Japan

I spent all of yesterday packing the equipment for this year’s research season on Mikura island. I’ll be taking two large and very heavy cases with me. Security personnel are always curious as to what is in the big black case. Kathleen’s big green camera is certainly a curious object, and I always end up being scrutinized by airport staff.

It is a 14 hour flight to Tokyo, followed by an 6 hour overnight ferry-ride to Mikura. If all goes well, I should be on the island as of May 20. It will be fun to see all of my friends there again, and check up on the dolphins. So stay tuned and keep your fingers crossed that the weather holds out and that the ferry actually stops on Mikura!