We are getting to that point in the trip where tired is setting in. The science team has worked incredibly hard. The physical and mental endurance required, to keep it all going, has me thinking Energizer can ditch the pink bunny and use the NAAMES crew instead.
I sat on the deck today thinking about home. Wishing that the roll of the ship would stop for a moment--just a moment. My body feeling heavy from the constant struggle to maintain my equilibrium. Then gratitude set in. I KNOW I will miss this. When I am sitting in Atlanta traffic, where nothing rolls, I will think about these waves. I will remember this day. A moment, when this rainbow painted the sky with its brilliant colors. I was outside, alone, in the North-Atlantic and it occurred to me I might be the only person in the world to set my gaze upon it. What a magical reminder of how special this moment is. What a gift!
This link gives you an idea of how high the waves were Wednesday:
I love surprises, they give us the opportunity to dive into the unknown with unquenchable curiosity. I have never been at sea, for more than a day, and I certainly have never seen a floating lab at work. The mission is the North Atlantic Aerosols and Marine Ecosystems Study (NAAMES). This blog is not about the science as much as the people behind it. I will leave the science discoveries to the 32 bright minds onboard. So how does a floating lab work? Let's figure it out together.