It is well known that blogging is the best cure for the airport doldrums.

When I arrived at the airport this morning, the lady at the baggage check-in looked at me and said “marine biologist?” I was very excited, thinking I gave off some sort of field researcher vibe, before realizing that there is a pair of enormous rubber boots strapped to my backpack.

At any rate, I’ll be sleeping on a couch in Vancouver for the next week, going to meetings and packing up all our field stuff before heading up to Pavilion Lake.