August 1, 2008
Though some work the night watch so they end their day with breakfast, and the constant light challenges the brain to differentiate day and night ---- still the ship has routines. Some routines are daily and some are weekly. Meals are taken in two mess halls.
The science meeting happens most days at 11AM in the Board Room.
The Captain's Sunday Dinner is a 5-course tradition held in the Senior Officer's Dining Room. Several scientists are invited each week to attend. Hugh Maclean, David Meldrum and I enjoyed a really yummy meal-- the home-made mint patties made out of potato were killer.
Chef Randy and his team prepare a serious spread for Friday night in the Forward Lounge. Meanwhile, work goes on. Equipment is prepared, and tested.
Samples are collected, and run.