Every year a group of bird researchers head out to Elliðaey, a small island south of Iceland. They do research on the population of petrels and puffins; a profession that is very much linked to waiting. Waiting for the birds to come out, or the weather to clear up. The island is very difficult to access, and the only building on the island is often referred to as one of the remotest in the world. When I was there, the weather forced the researchers to stay in that lodge most of the time, so I became the observers observer.