Posted on June 29, 2013 by Kerry McMahon
Today was spent in the barn working on our Powerpoint presentations. I think I am making this harder than it needs to be. Because I evaluated erosion features in the Ka’a’awa Valley, I also feel the need to understand a little more about what erosion is and how it works. This seems to be a continuing challenge working in remote sensing in GIS. We have amassed a toolbox that allows us to analyze spatial problems, but we often don’t have expertise in a particular subject matter, nor the access to subject matter experts.
Well either way, I feel like I did at least some justice to addressing erosion, though it will require future work and research to address the issue entirely. I am extremely nervous about tomorrow’s presentations, I’m not sure why. I tend to get overly nervous, but as long as I know what I am talking about, I do fine. I probably cause myself much undue stress over it.
With all of the work we had to do, we still managed to head to the beach to wind down after a long day. Moon rise was not as impressive tonight, but it was still pretty. I worked on coconut tossing and sand racing. Also improved my palm tree climbing skills.
It’s really starting to hit me how much I am going to miss everyone and miss Hawaii. We have done so well as a group, it’s actually hard to believe. Leaving these guys is really going to be tough. I have really gotten so used to everyone and even the barn! It’s probably going to be a big adjustment going home.