In the afternoon, I decided to head over to see Muir Woods via a certain Golden Gate Bridge (on the recommendation of someone in the department). Muir Woods is home to some of the tallest trees in the world - the redwoods. It's a pretty cool little national park (if you have read other blog posts you will see that I have been to a few others in the US), a little bit hidden and out of the way. If I had had more time there are a network of trails around the hillside with views of the Pacific ocean if you get to the top - something for my next visit now I know that it's there. Google Earth/maps really doesn't do the view from the bridge into and out of San Francisco bay justice. Although, looking at the distance between Alcatraz and the mainland, it doesn't actually look that far. I am sure it would be different if I was the one doing the swimming (I am guessing it might be quite cold too). Today, I am off to Fisherman's Wharf to get some nom and have a look around.
It has certainly been a while since my last blog post - it's getting to that time in my PhD where I am coming towards the end of data analysis (and collecting new data) and starting to think about the layout of my thesis. I have been so busy that I forgot completely about blogging. Anyhow, it always helps to have something to blog about, AGU and San Francisco the perfect example! On Wednesday I am presenting on some of the work I have been doing with observing and modelling (in the lab and computationally) slug driven activity. The abstract of this work is posted below.