Monthly Archives: April 2012

Week ending April 27, 2012 – Cell 4 almost full

Dredge (and Rainey) Report Cell 4 almost full April 27, 2012     Summary of accomplishments: Fixed the overhead winch East half of Cell 4 is above marsh level Total time pumped directly into Cell 4 = 64.5 hours Impediments: … Continue reading

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April 24, 2012

Tuesday, April 24 With a late start to the day, Karen brought Ahmet Binselam and his friend out in the 17 ft boat the Avocet, and made it to the camp at 2:30. Ahmet is our Audubon computer guru and … Continue reading

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April 25, 2012 – overhead winch fixed

Wednesday, April 25 Dawn was cool and clear. Timmy had a meeting with Wildlife and Fisheries at 10 so we headed to the dredge at first light to work on the overhead winch that had died last week after only … Continue reading

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April 26, 2012 – Cell 4 almost full

Thursday, April 26 Figure 9. Military jet?  The dawn held a surprise as a jet streaked up almost vertically faster than any jet we normally see. We thought it was a missile or rocket at first, but binoculars (and enlarging … Continue reading

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April 27, 2012 – departure

Friday, April 27 Sunrise from the back deck was gorgeous as always, and I watched it unfold as I packed up the Avocet for my trip back to Baton Rouge. As soon as Timmy could see well, he was out … Continue reading

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Week ending April 20, 2012 – Overhead winch died

Dredge (and Rainey) Report Cell 4 almost full April 20, 2012     Summary of accomplishments: East half of Cell 4 is above marsh level Total time pumped directly into Cell 4 = 64.5 hours Impediments: winch died after 28 … Continue reading

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April 20, 2012 – departure

Friday, April 20 I had to head back this morning, and Timmy had to pick up a crowd of students for dune grass planting along the neighbor’s beach, so there would be no repair work today. I packed up our … Continue reading

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April 19, 2012 – Cell 4

Thursday, April 19 The day started out beautifully, but my phone popped off my belt when I was loading the boat, and disappeared between the boat and the wharf. I ran inside to find a net, and Timmy appeared quickly … Continue reading

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April 18, 2012 – filling Cell 4

Wednesday, April 18 Dawn brought golden skies highlighting the trailing clouds of the storm system. The three deer of our resident herd had bedded down in the yard, and were quite tolerant of my usual appearance on the deck to … Continue reading

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April 17, 2012 – arrival

Tuesday, April 17 The weather had been rough for the last few days. Paul took our 17 ft boat, the Avocet, down to the Mississippi River delta, so I met Timmy at the public dock after the weather cleared. We … Continue reading

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