This morning started out much more clear than yesterday and Marilyn's chances seemed to be improved for getting a flight out. That also meant that the team loaded up and embarked on a full+ day in the field (on the water). A mere thirty minutes after I dropped the team off at the boat, the fog rolled in as thick as it was yesterday. Suddenly, Marilyn's chances for a flight out plummeted and I worried a bit about the team (no need to worry, they are in good hands!).

There they go!
There they go! Back row, Ted and John Dunton. Front row, Tara Connolly and Carrie Harris.

I spent the afternoon at the school and got to sit in on the district wide "school starts tomorrow" meeting. One thing that struck me is how similar the conversations are even this far away geographically. Same stuff, different place! I will share some of the common characteristics of Port Aransas and Kaktovik in a presentation to the two high school science classes tomorrow. Later in the week I will share some our Port Aransas student activities and early next week I will be in a K-1st grade classroom to talk about science and tools and thinking like a scientist. What fun! I am looking forward to it : )
On my way to the school I saw J.D. playing in the water. I had on boots, wool socks, ski pants, a long sleeved shirt, a fleece jacket, a windbreaker, a hat, a scarf and gloves. He was in short sleeves and in the water! I'm awed!
J.D. in the water.
J.D. in the water.

The team got back in after six or seven hours out in the fog and mud. They seemed healthy and happy!
Here they come back!
Here they come back!

Foggy all day, no big deal!
Foggy all day, no big deal!

The fog photos were taken on the way home from the school late one evening. As it turned out this was the night that many bears were seen in the village.
Looking toward the bunkhouse.
Looking toward the bunkhouse.

Looking toward the school.
Looking toward the school.

The bunkhouse, the truck and the previous bunkhouse in the thick fog.
The bunkhouse, the truck and the previous bunkhouse in the thick fog.

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