Archive for October 24th, 2010
We have had a lovely sunny weekend out in the Atlantic. The ocean has turned to a piercing blue colour (something which will be covered later in the week), and sampling has been going well. Everyone has found their groove and got into routines. This has been mentioned by the crew, who now see scientists, rather than headless chickens! Because of this we are now making much more use of the common areas on the ship. Apparently there is life outside the labs!
So here we have a quick tour of where we are living. I will start with the library. This is a popular escape from the labs, turning into a data analysis cafe in the afternoons, with the sun sinking in through the large windows. As the name suggests there is also a wide variety of books to keep us entertained for sunny moments out on the bow, and more frequently as we wait for filtering.
We have a bar with a large lounge area. In here there is a large TV with a Nintendo Wii and Play Station II. The latest toy is Sky TV but the channel selection is somewhat limited. The final door down the corridor is the video room. This little cave is outfitted with draws and shelves stacked full of DVD’s to rummage through. There are several TV box sets which are always a popular hit!
One of the most important rooms- the mess! We have 3 wonderful meals a day in here… there is never a lack of choice!
Posted by: Ella Darlington on Sunday, 24th Oct, 2010