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DAILY JOURNAL

April 20, 2010: Another Ending

Shortly after breakfast they retrieved the CTD for the last time, lashed it to its pallet, and pulled it back into its hanger home. Without delay, Second Mate Derek turned Knorr southwest for Cape Town and poured on the power. More »

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April 18, 2010: No Harm Done

We’re disappointed to learn that the rendezvous with the Dutch sailing vessel Clipper Stad isn’t happening, at least not today. The wind shifted onto their bow, and they had to fall off well to the south of our position. More »

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April 17, 2010: CTDs and All That JAZZ

Saturday (I think today’s Saturday; it makes little difference to shipboard routine) dawned bright and sunny, quite different from yesterday, with light and variable wind, flat seas. That made for easy conditions in which to retrieve mooring A… More »

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April 16, 2010: A Day’ Steam

A sleepy mood, subdued but not unpleasant, pervades the ship this morning. It’s no coincidence. Clouds in varying shades of gray hang low over the ocean, and the surface, azure in the sunlight, has absorbed the day’s gun-metal hue. More »