I'm back from my 3 week vacation. I was mostly moving boxes and furniture. I got a little time off when I went to celebrate my parent's 50th anniversary in Park Rapids, MN. The whole family hasn't been together for many years, which is mainly my fault for being out in the middle of the ocean most of the time. I finally got to meet my nephew for the first time and he's 3 years old.
Everyone on island is busy, as usual. Checking for Laysan ducks with botulism is one of the things that has been keeping everyone busy. The person who drives around picking up dead albatross chicks has also been pretty busy lately. We're getting to the time of year where they are either strong enough to fledge or they don't make it. I haven't heard of people seeing the tiger sharks around, but I know they are out there getting some of the chicks in the water.