No passengers, no boats
Another tragedy today. The seas were nice and calm, but there were no tourists on the island. This meant that there were no dolphin trips today. So I stayed at home and worked on various research and data related things. I hired in the help of Mikura’s resident dolphin ID expert: Nana-chan. Nana is an IDoholic. She hasn’t even seen the original Star Wars movies yet – THAT is how busy she has been doing IDs! She was able to fill in the blanks for me on a couple of questionable IDs I had done from the first tape that I went through a few days ago. Thanks Nana!
Well, I suppose one more day at port is not necessarily a tragedy. I did manage to get a lot of work done. I suppose before I nonchalantly use the term ‘tragedy’, I should keep in mind the sagacious words of Jake Houseman: “This is not a tragedy. A tragedy is three men trapped in a mine, or police dogs used in Birmingham.” Or as young Frances Houseman adds: “Monks burning themselves in protest”. Wise words.