Tuesday, January 10, 2006

Brains and Beaches

Today was a full day of the conference. We had a couple of really great speakers, including one who spoke at length about the brain. I love those presentations. Research on the brain progresses at such a fast pace that it's always fascinating. I really missed the GAMIAN meeting this year because it was always focused on the latest research. But, today had some great information.

We finished about 4:30 and then I walked along the beach, collecting shells and sea sponges until the sun set. Unfortunately, it was cloudy so the sunset was not as spectacular as last night.

I'm not really a beach person, but I have to say the Puerto Rico beach was nicer. There's a lot of trash on this beach - they don't maintain it nearly as well as the resort in Puerto Rico did. And the water is very smelly, whereas I didn't notice that in PR. But, there are more shells on this beach, so that's a bonus.

I waded out to the water's edge but didn't go in over my ankles. It is still cool. James from national swam both days. I ran into him this afternoon and he had found a little friend - a crab.