Text and Photos Copyright ©2001 Mark E. Halliday



Then the long hot Austin summer began, punctuated by a July trip to Boulder, Colorado.

I gave a 20-minute talk at a convention of geodesists.

I discussed an airborne gravity project in Switzerland from three years earlier. I had not presented a talk since graduate school, but it seemed to go OK!

In August I went to a convention in Rio de Janeiro.

I gave the same talk but to a different audience!









After that meeting I spent ten days going along the Northeast Brazil coast by bus from Salvador to Maceio, Natal, and Recife.


































The Brazilians seem to understand me when I talk to them in Spanish, but I sure have trouble understanding their portuguese replies!









I was back in Europe in October, first visiting the Royal Observatory of Belgium that uses our instruments, then a week in Zurich installing an earth tide gravity meter. A weekend in Geneva allowed me to see more of that very international city.










Text and Photos Copyright ©2001 Mark E. Halliday