My nomadic life has begun or maybe it was always supposed to be this way. I left ahead of schedule, but am likely already behind. Even as I type those words I chastise myself for having a “schedule” or “plan”, the plan is supposed to be there is no plan. I have spent my whole… Continue reading There is NO plan
I have a few days left on my current contract with no idea as to what comes next. This will be the first time I do not have a job or have not been in school since I was 15. I am not even sure what to do with myself when I am not doing… Continue reading What is next?
One of the best parts of being at sea is the lack of light pollution. Tonight a few of us went out on the front deck to look at the stars, and what a sight! It was a beautiful day today! The seas had calmed and the sun was out. Even the fur seals were… Continue reading STAR LIGHT, STAR BRIGHT
After 3.5-4 days of no science due to what we called, the Big Red Blob (aka 6-7m swells), we are back on shifts and doing science again. Finally! We are currently collecting seismic reflection data off the east coast of The North Island of New Zealand, offshore of the Gisborne area. We have completed 3… Continue reading SCIENCE ON
My last week at GNS went by very quickly. It feels like only yesterday I flew down from the U.S., and now (12 days after arriving) I am in Auckalnd Port on the Roger Revelle. Work at GNS was quite successful, particularly with respect to new ideas and building a plan to complete the 2… Continue reading WHERE DOES THE TIME GO
…I was pleasantly surprised by the proactive approach to earthquake hazards and amused by a news story about California’s water shortage. Last night my host had the local (Wellington) news on when I heard a report on the new requirements for office buildings by New Zealand’s government. Excerpts from the story (scan past the italic for… Continue reading WHILE LISTENING TO THE LOCAL NEWS IN NEW ZEALAND…
Let me begin by saying it was my intentions to spend most of my weekend indoors, especially considering how beautiful it was – warm, sunny, with a bit of wind. It was absolutely beautiful weather by Wellington standards, particularly for this time of year. I guess I had not mentioned that it has been chilly,… Continue reading BEAUTIFUL WEEKEND (AND I SPENT IT INDOORS)