The cruise has been an incredible experience, I’ve met some great people, seen some stunning sights and I now understand the rigour and resilience 7 weeks at sea demand of you. I just hope I have been able to give a little flavour of this life through the blog.
So all I suppose that is really left to say is a huge thank you to Antonio and the crew of Discovery, it really was a pleasure sailing with all of you. You made our lives much easier and I hope your onward journey to Panama go as smoothly. Thank you to Terry and all the national marine facilities scientific technical help we had, it really made sure all the science that we needed to do was achieved and it did also keep us getting up at 4am every day! Thank you Glen for doing a sterling job as PSO, it can’t be easy having 20 scientists come up to you at 4 am making unreasonable demands for a very limited supply of water.
Thank you for all my fellow scientists for helping to keep morale up, for helping with blog inspiration and for stepping in with guest appearances. And finally thank you to everyone who has been reading the blog daily, it wouldn’t be anywhere near as fun knowing I was writing about AMT21 for the only people to then read it to be Kelly-Marie and Tash who uploaded it when the internet was down (although they did keep it going so it would only have been fair)!