You can see (in figure 1) that St. Louis Missouri is located just off the coast of Yemen in the Gulf of Aden.  We drove along ol’ highway N-4, then had to off road it for several miles, eventually turning the blow-up bed into a raft, and fording our instruments (and Orson) through whale shark infested waters until we landed on the island.

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It was definitely hard to get to St. Louis, but if you have the wear-with-all to get there, it’s totally worth it.  –G