I've successfully made it through Day 1 of my Watson year! I'm in Reykjavik, where the weather feels like autumn in New England and there's an ocean within easy walking distance wherever you go and I watched the sunset at midnight.
Here's the picture my mom took of me at the airport in Pittsburgh with all the stuff I have with me for the year:
Goodbye, United States!
Haven't seen any cod yet, but I have walked around much of the city and went to the Marine Research Institute, where I met some very nice people and acquired some new reading material all about the fishery. More details and pictures forthcoming soon....