|The science party, happy to be back in port after a successful cruise. Back row (L to R): Tim White, Gareth Lawson, Tobias Work, Reny Tyson, Cindy Sellers, Julie van der Hoop, Kaylyn Becker, Peter Wiebe, Qianqian Liu. Kneeling (L to R): Nick Woods, Wu-Jung Lee (Photo: Wu-Jung Lee)|
The weather became nasty towards the end of the cruise and we had to return to port a day early, but we achieved all of our objectives and more so we weren't too sad. Pretty soon we'll be back out there for the second cruise of this project -- that will be the most interesting part, to see how things have changed between the cruises!
In the meantime, here is a poem from Cindy Sellers, who is part of our acoustics team, inspired by being home:
Home a day early
Storm's a brewing, better run.
Science is over now, no more krill fun.
Briskly we pack up, stop for a beer,
Scatter like autumn leaves as the storm draws near
All the land is rocking but it is in my head
Back to my cozy home back to my bed
Morning comes sunny, no drenching occurs,
But storms winds are gusting as the last week blurs
Winds toss trees above me instead of seas below
While high above fallen leaves and puffy clouds flow
Rain will come soon and wash away the pain
But in three weeks we'll be out there again