I’m on my way to Hawaii to observe at the JCMT on Mauna Kea. Thanks to overly close connection times, a delayed departure from Schiphol, and long slow lines at US immigration in Newark, I missed my connections yesterday. I’ve ended up with an unexpected night in LA and will arrive in Hilo a day late, but still in time for the observing.
I don’t know if it’s the disrupted travel schedule, but I now feel completely detached from time, not sure what day it is, what time it is or when I’m meant to be where. At least I get to be a bit stationary once I get to Hale Pohaku.
Joining a conference and an observing trip back to back is probably a step too far, but was unavoidable this time.
Fingers crossed for good data!