We're on the road from La Serena to Caldera, the latter being our field site.
Left to right: Jim Parham (driving), Carolina Gutstein, and NDP. (Photo by NDP)
We've transistioned from the matorral, semi-arid vegetation north of Santiago, which looks a lot like Big Sur of California, to the full blown Atacama desert. We should arrive at Caldera this evening, eager to meet up with our colleagues stationed there.
Programming note: I still need to backdate our sidetrip from yesterday to Puerto Aldea, a rare modern seagrass locality! More on that this evening.
Correction 29 Sept 11: Image reflected from original. NDP was not in the driver's seat at the time; it was a weird Mac-laptop-camera thing.