Polarized poi, at your service
â€” Doug @ 6:42 am
Wow, itâ€™s been so long that I can hardly remember what it is like to post a blog entry! At last, however, the ship is near 80 degrees North latitude and creeping within the footprint of the satellite that provides us web access.
Over the past weeks, uh, okay it was a month, that Iâ€™ve been offline Iâ€™ve had some great experiences. Easily the best part of the journey was a stop at the North Pole. Iâ€™ve also seen many polar bears and some incredibly rugged ice and snow environments. Oh, and there was some science nerd stuff, too, yadda yadda. For many weeks the sun never set, although for the past 4 or 5 days there have been periods of night (with increasing degrees of darkness).
After such a long absence I have an overwhelming amount of stuff to try to download on this first connection, and, to make it more interesting, the connection will be flaky for these high-latitude locations. This is just to say that I may not be very active, despite my desires and best intentions.
A huge Mahalo to Scott Crawford. He has been forwarding to me via email a steady stream of articles about the Akaka Bill, gasoline price caps, and other issues. Thanks also to the others who have kept me up to date on Hawaii-kine stuffs.
We arrive in Tromso, Norway, on Friday and if all goes as planned I return to Hawaii on Saturday. Between now and then the blog may be hit or miss, but come Sunday I intend to be back at it. Thanks for your patience.
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