ISLE AU HAUT
This past week, myself and three other co-workers went on a week-long work detail on what is usually one of my favorite places on Earth: the little island of Isle au Haut. (Prounounced EYE-la-HOE; French for "High Island") While still a pleasure to see and be on this little nugget of Paradise, as always, this particular visit was marred somewhat by being ever and annoyingly surrounded by hordes of blood-thirsty natives -- namely mosquitoes. From the time I left my tent in the morning (only three beds in the cabin) until I returned to it in the evening, it was this constant nyee... nyee... nyee... in and around my ears until I thought I'd surely go out of my ever-lovin' nut, once and for all. On top of that, I'm afraid it may be some time before I can give blood again, due to my current anemic condition, so I do hope the good folks at the Red Cross understand.