SEA Currents: Robert C. Seamans
April 09, 2019
First part soon to be over
38o55.96’S x 175o15.0’W
330 miles east of NZ
We are going into our second week here on the Seamans since we left Lyttelton. But it feels like we have been here for months! I have learned so much and been tested in various ways already. The first days was really tough. Because of the harsh weather that was constant rocking boat, but also getting used to the schedule of getting up in different times of the day and night and the changing of watch hours. Even though I have become used to most of it, I still think it is hard to move around or sleep when the waves are at their highest.
We had a very windy day yesterday, so we were "hoved to" (not moving) for about 24 hours because of the strong wind from the SW. But this afternoon, the wind stopped, the sun came out and we did some science! What a great day! We started for real on our own science projects, so Noah and I got to look at some pteropods (sea snails) we caught, for the first time in the microscope. It's very difficult to be working with the microscope when there is a lot of movement on the ship, but with patience, we can do this.
I was also assigned to galley today. That means that I got to help out making lunch, and also decide lunch. Something that I miss from Norway, food-wise, is wholegrain bread. So I asked the steward to make some rye and seed bread, with creamy cauliflower soup. It was so good and it felt like home for a moment.
Jeg savner dere veldig mye pappa, mamma, Leah, Victoria, Diako og Ask (selv om han ikke er der lenger naar jeg kommer hjem). Haaper dere har det bra. Tenker mye paa dere og gleder meg til aa se dere naar jeg kommer hjem.
- Embla Uleberg, B Watch