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.
Back on the island! Russ and I arrived back this morning courtesy of Laurie Chaikin on the Charleete II. Laurie and Charleete II (a lovely 45ft catamaran) are part of a group of skippers called the "Farallon Patrol." These skippers volunteer their time and their boats to bring supplies and people to and from the island, an essential service we are eternally grateful for. Laurie wanted to catch the ebb tide early this morning so we loaded our gear last night as stayed on board in Sausalito. It was a beautiful night in the bay and I couldn't resist getting my camera out. This is technically not a photo from the island but a patrol run is part of the Farallon experience so I thought I would include it.