Today I went alone for a 70 km bike ride to collect magnetic data. The weather was perfect. I rode along the coastal plain of Mt. Carmel, first north and then south. In a regular ground survey, it would have taken 7 days, 2 technicians, 1 car and 6*2 nights at a hotel + 7*2 per Diem. For me, it was about 16 USD, which includes gas for the car and some food. So the new design can save some expenses. In addition, I met with a group of kids on a field trip. They were excited to hear about the buried volcanoes and asked if they need to worry. Well, the last eruption nearby was a few million years back. But I took the opportunity to tell them a bit about the difference between earthquakes and tremors, and the way to detect them. Science lesson for free. And the key to their heart is the initial spontaneous curiosity.
Here is an updated map:
And some pictures from this great day: