Midway Weather

Saturday, November 9, 2013

The burden of responsibility

It's closing on on 2AM and still in the clinic - seated next to a patient that I've been trying to get medically evacuated off the island for 14 hours.  We're getting hit with 70 MPH winds that are coming across the runway instead of safely down the middle.  Haven't found a pilot yet that is excited about making the potential 8 hour flight across the turbulent Pacific only to find they can't land due to the  weather here.

We're not expecting a break for seven days.  I'm hoping for a MEDEVAC before then since I'm already running on fumes ...

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Liquid sunshine

Sunrise yesterday, the first day of November, didn't rise until 10:20AM.  It set just a few hours later.
At its zenith, it only climbed to 25ยบ above the horizon before plummeting back down to a watery grave in the Pacific.

I can feel the hibernation instinct kicking in hard these days.  It seems natural to sleep late in the morning and tuck under the covers early in the evening.

We're loosing 3 minutes of light each day; I don't know if I'll be able to stay sane for the two months left until the winter solstice.