On the last full day of ADEON Cruise IV aboard the R/V Neil Armstrong, the science party is busy with all that can be done in preparation for demobilization the following day. Many attend to work emails as they get ready to return to their respective universities. While science operations may be secured, news of a wayward Ocean Observatories Initiative autonomous glider reached the crew and a recovery operation was launched.
As I’m writing this post we are officially in transit back to homeport. I think most of us have very mixed feelings about concluding this trip. On one hand, everyone is anxious to get home to see their friends and family, on the other, we’re sad to be leaving this little ship family (Familyship?). While there is a gym available in the transducer room, nothing can come close to the intensity of the abs workout I’ve gotten from laughing with these people for 12+ hours a day.
The time change; happens every year, yet it is always the source of a lot of confusion. Will I put my morning alarm an hour backwards or forwards? If my phone is on airplane mode, will it automatically change to the proper time? This year some of us worked through the time change at sea, so we had an additional task of noting the time change in our log so we could correct for time appropriately for future analysis.
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