Monday, 23 January 2012

Antarctic Voyage 2012 - 23/01/2012 [SEC=UNCLASSIFIED]

Hey y'all,

The voyage has now entered full marine science mode, and as such, the
monotony of ship-life begins. My life now consists of eating and
CTDs, nothing else. Unless I bore you all with the ins and outs of
the CTDs, I don't envisage having much to share over the coming
weeks. I'll be sure to update you when anything interesting does
happen, but I no longer think I can justify a blog a day.

Today, however, something interesting did happen. We saw a jade-berg!
What's a jade-berg I hear you ask. Well, basically, its an iceberg
that has a deep green-blue colour, contrasting with the bog-standard
white iceberg. I'm not entirely sure what forms these, maybe one of
you can elighten me, but I heard discussion of the ice being at the
bottom of the glacier, and thus forming under extreme pressure. I do
have a lovely photo for you all to enjoy, but it doesn't really do it
justice. I love the white and green stripy section - BEAUTIFUL!
Reminds me of a sweet of somesort, maybe a green version of a campino
for those who remember them from back in the day.

Assassin continues...I'm still alive, and so is my victim despite my

I have now also run out of the chocolate I brought with me. Bad times


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1 comment:

  1. Graham.

    This is really bad. Upon emailing you a birthday message this morning, I recieved an email back from the ship, informing me that my message was too large and due to the cost cutting of the satelliete they are no longer going to be forwarding my messages to you unless theyre word documented and saved in RTD (or something similar that I have no idea how to save in)

    So, in conclusion, I am messaging you on here because I didn't want you to think I had forgotten to say....HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!

    Miss you, lots of love xxxxxxxxx