Life here on the ship has been all go of late. On "hump day", halfway through the cruise, we swapped shifts. This has seen me bumped to the midnight to 8am shift. Which has been lovely, from a quiet peaceful ship perspective, not so lovely from a sleep perspective. But it is a very interesting experience, and always good to gain some extra respect for people who regularly work nights. It is not an easy thing, but it is all part of the adventure.
But for the time being we are still all at sea. The weather has been fantastic, the sky a perfect surreal blue and the sea has been beautiful and calm. Nothing exciting like a storm to report, just the occasional bolt of lightening over the horizon at night. All up it has been the perfect conditions for mapping, the ship has been still enough to get great quality data going quite quickly. Which is fantastic because we are starting to run short on time.
Aside from providing a fantastic environment for mapping this part of the Pacific is also excellent for brilliant sunsets (and as it turns out sunrises, viewed through CCTV at 5am).
Interested in nigh on everything from science and marketing to communication and food, with lots of stuff in between. Gradually working on increasing sustainability through GIS, systems thinking, positive communication and community.