CD 166: Investigating the underwater avalanches offshore Morocco


 


Daily diary

Thursday November 11th 2004


Aggie writes:

"The weather isn’t really on our side at the moment. During the night it got rougher and in the early hours of the morning coring was impossible, as the waves were big and it would be very difficult to keep the ship steady. Instead we decided to do geophysical surveying. That, however, doesn’t keep people busy, so the time was passed watching movies and waiting for the next meal of the day. Fortunately there’s a big collection of the latest releases of films and the meals are delicious and enough to feed an army, so that keeps us happy. In the morning, although the state of the sea wasn’t really getting better, the wind died down and we made an attempt to get a core. Thanks to the team of technicians, virtuosos in coring under any weather, we got a lovely core on deck, but... surprise-surprise, it was raining when we had to cut it. At least the bond opened today and we got our chocolate!"

Jez getting some rest on the hatch

Aggie, Adriano and Pete cutting
the core in the rain.
Could Aggie be any more
wrapped up?

Andrey feels awkward when
he is in front of the camera…


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