Posted on June 25, 2013 by Jessica
It appears that I have missed a few days of my blog, so let’s start with Saturday. Oh beautiful Saturday! What a glorious day to hang out in the barn and work on data processing. I managed to get a lot of work done and it was overall a very productive day, especially since I had to recreate my analysis based on the corrected GPS data. Around four o’clock the entire group met with the professors and TAs and we all discussed our progress and future directions for our projects. I mentioned the work that I have done with the archaeological features out in the valley and talked about how I had spent my time measuring and getting the locations of these features. My goal is to provide a comparison of the environmental constraints and historic changes affecting the visibility of archaeological sites in the Ka’a’awa Valley.
That night was Cole’s birthday and I was on dinner crew for the evening. We had tacos with refried beans and rice before celebrating with a bonfire and a late night swim in the ocean. It was nice to get everyone together and relax after a long week.
Next up SUNDAY! We got a few people together and rented a car to drive the island and explore. At our first stop I ran into the ocean and immediately saw a sea turtle. It was so majestic! We then went down the Koko Marina for lunch at Kona Brewing Co before driving up to the North Shore for shopping and snorkeling. Finally we made our way back across the island to meet the rest of the group at Waikiki Beach. It was long day of driving and sun, and it was totally worth it!
Today, I stayed at the barn and worked on data processing all day. Around four o’clock we took a field trip to Foodland to pick up snacks and personal items. If it wasn’t for our short excursion this evening, I would not have ventured out beyond the area immediately surrounding the barn.