This summer, I’ll be doing research on the ecosystems of Northeast Iceland through a grant from the National Science Foundation. Every other Friday I’ll be bringing you pictures of my experiences and adventures. Since I won't be leaving until June 1, this week's entry includes pictures of my preparations and last few weeks at home.
Pinned is Lake Myvatn, where I’ll be living, working, and exploring all summer.
Assuming the Internet in Northern Iceland still runs on dial-up and AOL-kids, it probably won’t allow for Netflix or any other streaming. The books I’ve decided to pack to replace time usually spent on Arrested Development, Game of Thrones and Homeland.
In addition to helping out the research team with its ongoing project, I will be conducting my own independent experiment. Pictured is some of the background research I’ve done to learn about Lake Myvatn and its surrounding ecosystems.
In an email, my bosses noted that temperatures can range anywhere from 25 to 75 degrees. In other words, Iceland experiences heavy “weather”. I’ve had to prepare accordingly, packing everything from sweaters and winter coats to sandals and bathing suits.
The camera that will be documenting everything.
Since I will be in Iceland until the end of August, I have to savor my short time in Scranton. Here is a picture of downtown post-Office finale.
20 minutes outside of Scranton, Pennsylvania transforms into a rural, chicken-loving community.
In addition to chickens, Pennsylvanians love county fairs. Mostly because of the deep fried Oreos and colored lights.
This is a picture of my two friends after they saw The Big Wedding.
I think this ferris wheel might be out of focus. I’m not really sure.
My friend Molly exercising her 2nd Amendment right to use a gun to win a giant stuffed pig.
Late night campfires.
Enjoying my last days in Pennsylvania with some early-evening kayaking with friends.
My hound, King Louis XIV.