Monday, July 16, 2012

Read this if you plan fieldwork this summer

“You just know it when it’s time to leave the field and head for home. When the thought of one more day collecting rocks in the field is just too much to handle; when the mosquito bites feel like personal attacks and the homely daily routines appear in your mind as something heavenly: DVD’s, your favourite coffee, the bed of course, but most of all, the bathroom.”

In my first post on the new blog site for the European Association of Geochemistry (EAG), I write about the possible challenges of getting your fieldwork samples back home. If you are already in the field, do not despair but check out the continuation of the above quote. You find my EAG blog here.

Picture of me taking samples during an expedition to East Siberia in 2010.