The most important thing to maintain while at sea is written on the wall outside the lab: "Clean and Safe Science"
The second most important; however, is morale! Sarah, the ship's chief steward, does a great job of keeping spirits high through her delicious cooking. The other day she threw a barbecue on the bow that left everyone feeling giddy and satisfied.
The smell of lamb, chicken, and vegetables roasting on the barbecue set the perfect tone for the sunset barbecue where the science team and the crew had the chance to chat and get to know one another.
|Brie Maillot and Maddie Brasier enjoying the beautiful sunset|
As the sun set everyone lined up to watch for the green flash on the horizon, and the festivities continued until the stars were visible. The barbecue started to wind down as people retired for bed to get ready for the busy day to come.
A beautiful, tropical sunset ended our wonderful evening and left the water glowing in pinks and blues.
Written by: Cassandra Turner, University of Hawaii at Manoa;
Photos courtesy of Diva Amon