Friday, September 9, 2011

Another Day in the Field

Today, I slept in as long as my body allowed.  My plan was to skip breakfast due to the fact that oatmeal was being served.  This was a stupid choice, for I had a full day’s work of surveying to do.  I packed two apples and headed off with Ralph.  Today, we finished staking out the walls and angles.  We also had to measure elevations.  Ralph looked through a level.  This is a digital scope one looks through to see a point on the horizon that is the same elevation as the level.  I held up a long metal stick that was a ruler that measured 13 feet.  By looking through the level, you locate a certain point on the ruler.  The measure sighted on the ruler tells you the elevation of the point. 


While we were surveying, a Tibetan man came up and examined our equipment.  He even helped us roll up the measuring tape.  I think he was wondering what we were doing!  Ralph and I, measured all the elevations and headed home with thoughts of homework.  I had math to complete, and Ralph had our collected data to record.


At home, I did not have enough time to complete my math assignment.  It was late and dinner was still to come.  I was also very hungry having skipped lunch.  I loved being outside the whole day and helping Ralph.  I recognized that surveying is tiring.  Tomorrow we will finish up the surveying task.  I look forward to this, and hope my parents will not give me as much school work. 

Thank you for reading Rohan Geographic!         

4 comments:

  1. That man from Tibet could give Ernest a run for his money...

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  2. Great photos! Good luck with surveying. How about saving some dinner to have at breakfast instead of the dreaded oatmeal?

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  3. Hi Rohan, That is so cool that you are an accomplished surveyor now! Great job on describing the various tasks -- how you did them and why. I think you should get some math credits for that! I've been having a lot of surveying adventures myself this summer, all over Alaska. None of my jobs were quite as exotic as a design survey in Tibet! Big hugs to you all-
    Shelley (and Denny and Patrick)

    P.S. Thank you for writing Rohan Geographic!

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  4. Know what I mean Verne?

    Since you have apples - maybe you could cut up a couple of apples and gook them in the oatmeal. Yummy!

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