I had not so great of a sleep in my own comfortable bed last night because it felt strange to me. I guess it wasn’t a close enough sensation to sleeping on the ground – which I had been doing for the previous four nights…
Bright and early Wednesday morning I packed a tent, sleeping bag, sleeping mat, grapefruits and pears, clothes and other necessary amenities into my giant bag and headed off to the…Continue
Added by s o on November 28, 2011 at 20:00 — No Comments
Penne : An Anecdote
I was at the grocery store last night – the Maxi Dispensa (rumoured to be owned by Wal-Mart bOO Hisss). Anyway, I had an idea in my head for dinner, and as always chuckled as I walked past the…Continue
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I never know if it's fireworks or gunshots - but we hear them every night.…Continue
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So this is gonna be quick because I'm quite sleepy, quite sweaty, and quite stoked on waking up early for the adventures that day 2 will bring...
After a 3 hour flight from Toronto to Miami, whereupon I passed out before take off and woke up as the flight attendant told me to put my seat up (thank you earplugs!) my companeros Emily and Rad ventured into the depths of the Floridan mecca we'd heard so much about from Will Smith and CSI. Much to our surprise the Miami folk were quite…Continue
I arrived in Florenceville, New Brunswick shortly after 4pm today. It was a dreary, dark, and rainy 9 hour bus ride from Halifax. Surprisingly I slept most of the way, contorting my near 6-foot body into all sorts of fun shapes. Slight loneliness in my heart, for I have been visiting with my loved ones (friends & family) since the first of July. I left Mexico July 1st – and since then I have passed through 2 states (1 US, 1 Canadian) and 5 provinces. Falls Brook…Continue
Added by s o on July 27, 2011 at 12:30 — No Comments
Happy Independence Day. I was sure to get out of America at the crack of dawn this morning, there was no way I was going to celebrate with them having not celebrating my own country’s holiday. I got into BC this morning, Vancouver to be exact, at around 1030 and pops and I hit up a delicious dim sum spot. I plan to get my fix of cuisine from most of the Asian countries whilst I am here…soo yummy…especially after weeks and weeks of straight Mexican. I currently sit at uncle David’s, old roots…Continue
Added by s o on July 4, 2011 at 19:40 — No Comments
A few days ago we went to Estero Cardonal. A beautiful little place an hour or so from here. I've been there a few times, and am finally warming up to it. We went to see how the Least Tern nests we found last time were doing.
This was a new nest we found with two eggs...just so you know these are the size of a Loonie-ish.
Added by s o on June 20, 2011 at 3:42 — No Comments
A few Friday nights ago – there was a wedding. A bunch of us got all dressed up in our orange and beige and had a little wine and cheese and tequila shot before heading out. Then as I looked at the clock, I realized it was getting late, and I do not like to be too late for a party. I said “hey guys we should get going eh?”. Slim response from the leader of the pack who was our connection to this whole wedding invite.…Continue
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Nothing like a little Django on a sunny & breezy Tuesday afternoon.
I have the office and the palapa house (our communal kitchen, bathroom, and living room), and pretty much the whole field station all to myself. Well at least it seems that way, especially after the big hullabaloo that cleared out a little more than a week ago. The field station had its 20th Anniversary two weekends ago, and the place was swarming with folks of all ages, stages, faces, and…Continue
Added by s o on May 24, 2011 at 22:30 — No Comments
There is a very sweet smell in the air on this early Sunday morning. It is one that does not bring back old memories but will definitely be creating new ones. I feel as though it has something to do with the flowering cactuses and big tides that are following the full moon from a few days ago. I can't help but breathe deep breaths and let the musky and floral fragrance take me over. Like a sip of my favourite tea - it soothes me.
I just transferred from the hammock outside to…Continue
Added by s o on May 22, 2011 at 5:07 — No Comments
There is a Sonoran Desert Tortoise garden (with a fence) at the station. I’ve only seen them once or twice since I’ve been here, but today was a different story…
Last night they had their swimming pool/water supply filled up so they were out and about this morning. I have been trying to remember to feed the tortoises – they like fruits and veggies. Their favourite is romaine lettuce – which is very hard to come by. It’s hard to remember to feed them because when you look at…Continue
Added by s o on May 9, 2011 at 14:36 — No Comments
Oh the best weekends always happen unplanned and unexpectedly. They almost always contain a plethora of events. Such happenings are extremely difficult to put into a neat little package that anyone will want to bother to read. Thus I TRY to keep the detailed memories for myself and recount my weekend in a few paragraphs.
Viernes (Friday)– In the afternoon I went out to do some osprey nest exploring. I did not feel up to tromping a kilometer each way across the waist high…Continue
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Back to Puerto Lobos…
I skipped out on the snorkeling trip my first morning because I was still getting over my head cold. We did some tide pooling instead which was equally as exciting. HELIASTER!!! On our way back to camp – we were disappointed to find out the hot dog stand wasn’t open yet. Womp womp. The rest of the afternoon was spent swimming, playing guitar, playing crib, and getting some sweet sweet sunshine. We took another trip into town for the evening and explored the…Continue
Added by s o on May 3, 2011 at 15:26 — No Comments
My good mood from finding lovely and interesting things about ospreys has been stained by the abundance of blue covering my country. Fuck you Mr. Blue.
Mr. Red looks choked, poor guy. The red’s just ain’t what they used to be. Here’s to an orange and green future, where the separatists are no more, and where there is strength in a new and wonderful and happy Canada. The results of tonight upset me as I sit here in tiny town Mexico, staring at the CBC live footage under a hatched palm…Continue
Added by s o on May 3, 2011 at 1:01 — No Comments
We had a very bumpy and heart attack inducing drive up to Puerto Lobos last Tuesday. We drove by many different farmers fields. The blueish tint of the desert mountains in the distance almost made me feel as if I was home in Canada. I was very excited to be heading on a little adventure away from Kino. It did not take us the 4 hours to get there like we had expected because there was a new superhighway. This was a nice relief after the small teases of smooth pavement that were…Continue
Added by s o on April 28, 2011 at 2:03 — No Comments
This is gonna be a quick one – gotta synch the ipod, shower, eat, pack, and whatever else before taking off …Abram and I just got back from Alcatraz and are meeting the class up north (3 hour drive) for a few days of camping, snorkeling, and fun. STOKED! I’m gonna sleep under the stars, but apparently cold blooded creatures like to curl up with you at night. Oh bother.
We were up at 10 to 6am to meet the boat in Kino Viejo that would be taking us to Alcatraz. His…Continue
Added by s o on April 19, 2011 at 17:08 — No Comments
Rocking in the hammock, still waiting for this cold to subside, I slept most of the day away. I see a full moon rising. Actually, it won't be full until tomorrow but it's pretty darn big. I very much enjoy the moon rise - I watch it almost every night. There are strange and crazy sounding voices singing, babbling, and yelling in the distance. Today is palm Sunday, which marks the beginning of Semana Santa. I remember enjoying making little crosses out of palm leaves at church when I was a…Continue
Added by s o on April 17, 2011 at 23:41 — No Comments
It certainly doesn’t feel like a Saturday – well except for the fact that there are actually people besides the ones I know on the beach. I can’t tell if I have a fever or if I’m just in Mexico…Despite my out-of-it’dness, it was a wonderful day. I am waiting on my chicken noodle soup (sans chicken) to cook…I think I’ll serve it like gazpacho – with ice and toast.
Yesterday I made a fancy to-do list for the next few months. Then the teacher (Dr.Ed) for the Prescott…Continue
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