We are only 15-20 miles off the shore of Hawaii this morning at 0600. Pilot should come on board in a few hours to take us into the harbor. Then customs has its way with us and we should actually be "in port" around 10 AM.
Then starts the circus. Lots and lots of people are here to officially welcome the ship and kick off its first real production expedition. (We were just the test drive.) Will be a real three ring circus here most of they day. And probably the next few days. All while those of us with work to do are trying to get the new crew trained to use the software.
Still, I am looking forward to the events that come today. Like, this afternoon I get off the ship and go to a hotel. I get to have a bathroom I am not sharing with three other people. I get to sleep in a quiet room with no snoring roommate. I get to sleep in till 6 AM since we are not leaving for the ship tomorrow until 7 AM. All novelties I am looking forward to. Party later tonight, I get to eat and drink with someone else paying for it. Life will be good.