Happy Commonwealth Day! We here in Dominica have contrived to miss the Daylight Savings Time swichover, so we’re once again keeping the same time as you East Coasters.
On Saturday, our “day off,” we finished up the last few bits of Total Station and survey work at Bois Cotlette, stopped work early and went into town for dinner.
Up north at Sugar Loaf, with the help of a couple of local guys, we cleared a 40×40 meter area of rain forest along the steep mountain slope. (Don’t worry, the undergrowth will grow back quickly, and we left all the trees.) Over the last two days, we’ve completed several GPR, magnetometry, and EM surveys over various parts of the shady, gecko-filled parkland we’d carved from the jungle. Shooting into the grid with the TotalStation was a bit of a challenge, and remote sensing up a 45-degree hillside was downright difficult!
We wrapped up fieldwork at Sugar Loaf this afternoon, getting home just as all the massive cruise ships were leaving port. We hope to spend the next couple of days tying up loose ends, working on the final report, and exploring a little bit more of Roseau, Dominica’s capital city.