Well we pulled out of San Diego this morning at 0700 under grey cloudy and hazy conditions. Quite cool on deck with a strong breeze at about 60 degrees.
My cabin this time is much smaller, about half the footprint of the large one I had on the last transit. Advantage is my roommate this time is on the other shift, so no snoring to deal with. Good thing. Last night he snored. However by the end of today (Wednesday June 24) we will both be on our "normal" shifts. I have noon to midnight which seems great to me.
Lot of work queued up, but it is still early morning and I have already put in two hours, even though I don't actually go on shift for another two hours yet (noon).
Lots of very new people on board because the School of Rock is on ship this transit. A bunch of high school and middle school geology teachers learning about what science is carried out on the ship and how. About a dozen of them, plus some extra scientists as instructors. We have been promised that our work takes priority and if we need to take a lab out of service they will work around us. To be seen.
Not sure what kind of weather we are heading for, haven't even looked yet. So far, good seas, but we are just about 20 miles out of port.
No time changes this trip. We will be on Pacific time the whole way.