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June 25, 2009: Preparations

What do I really need to do and know before my trip? The first step is to read the briefing that Earthwatch sends. It seems to me really informative. I have also asked Claire about it, just in case (as I mentioned in a previous post -- this is going to be Claire's fourth Earthwatch project) and she said that she couldn't think of anything else I would need to know. The second step is to learn, at least in my case, the meaning of all names of animals that you are going to find in Nova Scotia. Incredibly, as a confirmation of this, I saw Paul's June 24 post and realise that there are people who don't know what a vole is. Now, I have no doubt!! The third step is to prepare your luggage. I know that I'm allowed to take more luggage than I can carry and handle on my own, but I am going to pack an extra set of field clothing and personal essentials in my carry-on bag just in case. The most important things are bug spray, long sleeved shirts, and boots. I think I have all the arrangements for my trip. Two days to go........and counting!!!


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Yolanda Barba Gutiérrez, casthouse process engineer Avilés smelter, Spain