There was much rejoicing when we learned that our gear had finally arrived at UFV this morning. Not a moment too soon, as we were rearing to hit the road and start some serious sampling.
Today’s post is brought to you by the letter C: condensation, coffee, chutney, contrafibularities, and clogged filters.
Welcome back to the Fraser River expedition blog! Over the next three weeks, we will be posting updates and musings on our experiences collecting samples from across lower British Columbia.
Our last 6 days in Brazzaville were a hectic quagmire of tying up loose ends. Physically burnt out from our trip, we cranked through each day running on low.
Despite the extreme heat and sporadic downpours, our time in the Lac-Tele region of Congo was a great success.
The party is currently making our way across from Kabo, in the northwest of the Republic of Congo (ROC) to the East (Lac-Tele).
All good things must come to an end! Our plan to head North to sample the River Motaba, and to do some forest regeneration experiments had to be slightly modified due to our trusty vehicle breaking down..
They don’t call it the rainy season for nothing.
Four hundred kilometers and six hours of torrential rains after leaving Brazzaville, we have completed our sampling of savanna on the Bateke plateau.
As part of outreach for the Global Rivers project we have a small budget for visiting local schools within each watershed and speaking with the children about their relationship to the river.