In April 2011, I once again arrived on the Farallon National Wildlife Refuge to start another season of seabird research working with PRBO Conservation Science. In my seventh and perhaps last season, I decided to start a photo a day challenge for myself. The challenge is to share a new and interesting photo for each day I am on the island this year.
This cart is part of Farallon history. Although the current incarnation has not been around that long, it's constantly being rebuilt, repaired and given a fresh coat of whitewash by the gulls, a Farallon cart has been an essential part of Farallon life since the 1800's. It's a simple design, a push cart with small railroad wheels that run on rails along a path. That path is our life line. It runs from the landing, where we crane gear on and off the island, to the powerhouse that houses our solar power system, and ends at the houses where we live. Tomorrow is a boat day, which means we are getting a much needed resupply of food. We will be putting the cart to use moving all that food to the house.