April 7th, 2010

Rainbow || Rainbow northern lights.

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I'm in Spain. On the coach ride to the hotel I listened to music and smiled out the window the whole time.

We had dinner at quarter to one in the morning and went to bed. Woke up feeling a bit ill but it passed and breakfast was lovely.

We're about to start up on the actual field work of today which is apparently a trek up a bit of a mountain. I'm not thrilled for this. I hope we get enough free time in the afternoon/evening that I can get some work done and relax. I'm excited for the free day on Saturday.

Sun + heat + tired pained Kiwi = not so fun.

Rainbow || Rainbow northern lights.

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The field course was hot and walky. I walked and watched glorified mammals inspect invertebrate and plant life. We investigated a dead rabbit and discussed a roadkilled snake. I collected seashells and listened with one ear about insects.

Mainly I stayed quiet and watched the landscape. It was very beautiful. Lunch on the beach. Mmm.

We came home and swam in the pool. I decided to metaphorically let my hair down, which surprised me. Didn't crack open my Science, A History book for revision (read some on the plane here, though). Enjoyed (yes, that word, be shocked) the sun.

Fell asleep in lab. It was entomology, the ol' ID, pin & stick method I've been doing since I was 16. Wasn't very interested. Upstairs for an informal talk about Andalucia. Lovely dinner with strange conversation and a judgmental Frank.

I'm not incredibly fond of Frank, but we tolerate each other and occasionally exchange a few years. I don't appreciate the way he runs things: disorganised, untimely, whimsical and uneven. I'm not impressed. I get along rather well with Alejandra and Annie which is nice.

I'm exhausted. Hopefully sleep will go better tonight. I'm already itchy for Saturday, the day off we have. I'll probably be doing a bit of work, mmm, but it'll be nice. (:
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