So far, we have had to cancel three trips already : a trip to China early in 2020, and two trips to Brisbane over the last 12 months.
That is because the conditions of entry to specific states (even within Australia) can change at a moment's notice.
And of course, as for international travel, that is a whole other kettle of fish ...
So sad - a working system, generating good data for a paper, is our best advertisement.
Because of the high cost of the Zeiss AxioImager microscopes, we simply cannot afford to have a spare unit in the office for demonstrations.
I was hoping to be able to generate a video showing HOW to assemble the Zeiss AxioImager microscope.
That is the most difficult part of an installation, but now it will have to wait.
Such a video would hopefully allow our new clients to do MOST of a system installation.
Our wonderful client in Brisbane also offered to do a Mandarin sound-track to go with that video.
The rest of the installation could happen remotely, for the time being.
Eventually, I hope to be able to visit all of our new clients, to make sure that their systems are working perfectly.
So, hopefully, the trip to Brisbane will be possible soon, allowing us to create and distribute the video.
Been to Brisbane and Perth in the meantime, and also the USA, China and Malaysia.
Off to a Thermochronology Conference at Lake Garda (which WAS the largest lake in Italy. But with the current drought, it has shrunk !)
After the conference, I hope to visit three European labs, in Bremen (Germany), Bratislave (Slovakia) and Bergen (Norway).
Apart from a wedding in Washington, DC, that might be just enough to keep me off the streets !!!