Archive for September, 2011
So yesterday finally marked our departure from Avonmouth and AMT21 was officially underway, much to the delight of both Andy Rees the AMT program manager and Glen Tarran the principle scientific officer on board!
Posted by: Rob Ellis on Friday, 30th Sep, 2011
Whilst Avonmouth docks isn’t the most picturesque of settings I have been lucky enough to watch sunrise, this morning it seemed to present a slightly more striking scene as it represents the last morning we will spend moored up, and therefore the last chance to see the sun rise over Discovery, or over land for that matter, for 46 days.
Posted by: Rob Ellis on Thursday, 29th Sep, 2011
So 7.30 came this morning and it was finally time to depart for Avonmouth, where the ship is docked and waiting to depart.
Posted by: Rob Ellis on Tuesday, 27th Sep, 2011
So with only 4 days until we head off to Bristol it’s time to start packing, but when spending 7 weeks at sea what do you take?
Posted by: Rob Ellis on Friday, 23rd Sep, 2011
“Can you take a deep breath in, and then blow out as hard as you can trying to empty your lungs as quickly as possible?”
Posted by: Rob Ellis on Friday, 16th Sep, 2011
So it’s just after 9 am on a gloomy Plymouth morning, a light fog is covering the sound and a small fleet of brightly coloured, wing-sailed multihulls are tuning up between Drake’s island and the break water.
Posted by: Rob Ellis on Friday, 9th Sep, 2011