Research continued apace over the past month but I hit a wall in Vancouver and haven’t caught up with my notes since. Staying with family was all the more distracting! At this point, I have a few site visits remaining in Oakland and San Francisco, but as the Bay Area is my home base I can leave them for the fall as my project develops further. It’s impossible to do justice to the incredible diversity of people, place and landscape I have seen in the past two months. This trip has opened my eyes to the world around me and I can’t believe how lucky I am to have been able to take this time to travel.