Spring break is upon me, my first spring break in Hawaii and what will I be doing? Volunteering my time to help out with the local FIRST Robotics Competition</a> regional here in Hawaii! I have helped my home town's competition</a> for 2 years now, but since I wasn't home this year for it, I can do what I can here.<br /><br />This being the week before spring break, I had lots of midterms to occupy my time (hence the not posting for a while). A particularly awesome one was the MARS 1020 practical exam. We have 4 hours of boat time to use, but the practical only takes about an hour, so what do we do with the extra 3 hours? Go whale watching, that's what!<br /><br />That thing is a whale, they tend to pop out of the water in unexpected location, so it can be hard to get a good photo of them.<br /><img src="http://www.andrewbarna.org/photos/gallery/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=26132&g2_serialNumber=2"/><br /><br />Some of the awesome boat crew!<br /><img src="http://www.andrewbarna.org/photos/gallery/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=26142&g2_serialNumber=2"/><br /><br />A friendly looking channel marker!<br /><img src="http://www.andrewbarna.org/photos/gallery/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=26147&g2_serialNumber=2"/><br /><br />I'll have photos of the competition later next week.<br />-Andrew</p>