The Big D

D as in Drive.  Today consisted of the most driving anyone should ever have to do ever in their lives.  I left Virginia Tech at precisely 4:55 AM and I just arrived at my campsite in northern Florida at around 6.  I stopped in Daytona Beach to scan for gulls, but other than that I …

Mackay Island NWR

Yesterday was a magnificent day!  I set out early from my grandparents' house after a night of vodka tastings and family stories and headed towards Virginia Beach.  After an easy four hour drive, I arrived at the Mackay Island NWR Visitors' Center with a cramping ankle and a fierce hunger.  I arrived about an hour before …

Preparations

I have begun having birding stress dreams. This is clearly either a signal that I need to get on my way and stop worrying about the details or that this entire adventure is doomed from the start and I'm going to either ruin what minuscule reputation I have or be kidnapped immediately or both.  I …