I am in Kodiak and I want to go birding. Unfortunately it is very dark and rainy and I have to wait. Before we left to take me to the airport, I had my husband take a picture of me, a “before big year” picture. Hidden in my luggage are of course binoculars, spotting scope, tripod, camera, small laptop and raingear. All will be used. It will be more than 12 hours before it is light out so I really should sleep soon.