Field work


This morning we are departing for San Juan Island, a small island off the coast of Washington state, so I can continue working on an ongoing project studying the endangered southern resident orcas (killer whales). I couldn’t be happier to return to the island. Last year I documented some of my time there with this video. The place is just pure magic.

This space has never really been one I’ve come to for talking about my work life. Mostly because I see this as a place to be creative and document my home life, and also because my day-to-day work routine can be rather boring, with a lot of writing and being behind a computer screen. But, I thought since the project I’m about to embark on is fun and exciting, I would share it here as well. And, Trey and the dogs are coming too! I’m a lucky girl. We’ll be driving Lola, our Landcruiser, up the west coast through Oregon and Washington, stopping along the way to ooh and ahh over some places. Then we’ll take the ferry over to the island and live at the lab for a few weeks. We even got new speakers installed in the truck yesterday so we can play music and listen to podcasts on the way up. I’ll be taking a lot of photos that I will share here and over on Instagram, if you’d like to follow along.

See you soon!