We set out tomorrow, heading south along the coast. Heavy seas are expected in the aftermath of Alex, which will be a major test for my sea legs. You can follow the Oregon II's progress here.
Thursday, July 1, 2010
On board the Oregon II in the Port of Galveston
I arrived in the
last night in the rain on the edge of Hurricane Alex, which was making landfall farther south along the Port of Galveston . The boat was quiet. I found my quarters – Stateroom 4, below deck – which I am sharing with Walter, the Second Cook for our cruise. Gulf Coast
We were supposed to set sail today, but given the wind and rain that Alex brought to the Gulf our departure is delayed until tomorrow. Today is a wait-out-the-weather day.
Kim (the other Teacher at Sea the Oregon II) and I are meeting the officers and the crew and scientists and learning about our work for the next two weeks. I’ll be working the “day” shift – to – while Kim will be on nights.