Wednesday, September 06, 2006

I'm in Bermuda now. The flight was long and uncomfortable but Christine was with me until New York (where she went to visit her family) so it was fine. I kind of wanted the flight to be longer. The real bummer of the flight was that my luggage didn't show up in Bermuda when I did. It did get here the next day and I've got everything now so I can't complain too much.

The research station here is very nice. It's like a resort compared to what I'm used to. There are hard wood floors and nice wood trim everywhere. The food is cafeteria style but it's pretty good so far. My room is small but, happily, I don't have any roommates. I even have a fire escape / balcony with an ocean view.

Most exciting of all, we all went snorkling today and I got to see some carribean reef squid. These are the critters I'll be studying here and this is the first time I've ever seen them live and in person. They don't seem to mind being watched either. They just sort of hover over the bottom and look at you. Of course, I wanted to see them change colors and freak out so I chased one a bit and made it ink. It was pretty cool. He did that whole turn white with false eye spot thing that they like to do.

I haven't taken any pictures yet. I'm going to have to get on that.

2 comments:

AJ said...

You want comments, but I want pictures. Sorry- don't really care what you have to say. Pictures, thats what I'm here for.

By the way, I'm never taking you to the airport again. Well- I might. But I'll ask what time the flight is before I say yes.

Glad you made it. I'm off to see how long it takes the mormons to throw me and Liz out of Utah.

Squid Geek said...

I have responded to your request with some new pictures. There are more new pictures posted on flikr. There's a link over on the right side of the page.

Thanks again for taking us to the airport. Despite being a mean and horrible person, you're actually very nice.

Be careful in Utah. Remember what happened to that elizabeth smart girl (or whatever her name was).