Today things are starting a bit later because people are going diving to take some photos of the sea floor. Just in case you didn’t already think things here are sufficiently hardcore, these guys are going down in wetsuits, that’s right wetsuits, not drysuits. It’s between 2 and 4 degrees down there. I’m starting to suspect they aren’t human. So after the dives we will be trawling for shrimp, and the things that eat shrimp.
This happened as expected. The first note is probably that it wasn’t nearly so smelly as expected. However it was messy, slippery, slimy and a bit hectic. Basically a net full of everything it caught gets dumped down a chute and into a sorting (fish) room.
I just wanted to take a moment to appreciate this fact. Also to remind people as to WHY we practice hygiene! Cause we don’t want stomachs that look like, well I’m not going to show a photo cause it was super duper manky, but it wriggled, even after being removed from the fish and soaked in alcohol. Do you want a wriggling dead stomach? I think not!
All this stomach analysis did make me wonder a little bit what an alien coming down from outer space would think if he analysed my stomach contents (particularly straight after lunch) and one of the other girls who is a vegetarian. Would they think we were a different species? Would they draw conclusions about our sex based on stomach contents? Suffice to say I think really deep thoughts whilst analysing things. And do have a tendency of thinking of myself as an alien to the fish.
The geographical excitement of the day was seeing some ice, like real ice, including blue ice!