Category Archives: Adventures

Life at Sea – Finale!

12 Dec 1630 UTC After logging over 840 hours at sea and traveling over 3,500 nautical miles (over 4,000 statute miles) across open ocean, we safely returned to the port of Phuket, Thailand on the morning of 11 December… 35 … Continue reading

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Remember Pearl Harbor (Life at Sea – Day 32)

07 Dec 2011 1830 UTC Seventy years ago, at exactly this time (1830 UTC, 8:30 am Hawaii local time), the tranquil morning over the calm waters of Pearl Harbor were brutally shattered by the second wave of 170 Japanese aircraft, … Continue reading

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Life at Sea – Day 30

05 Dec 2011 2215 UTC Alright, it’s official. We’ve hit the 30-day mark of living in the middle of the open ocean… and we’re all dying to return to life on land!!! Even many of my Navy friends have said … Continue reading

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Life at Sea – Day 20

25 Nov 2011 2000 UTC Wow. This has been a Thanksgiving for the books! After weeks of relative peace out here, the weather has ramped up dramatically. Well, that’s a bit of an understatement. I suppose I should say… ***Mother … Continue reading

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Life at Sea – Day 14

19 Nov 2011 2300 UTC After a brief rain shower at the start of my evening radar watch, the clouds cleared and revealed the splendor of the night sky. Like a curtain lifting before a play, the sunset-tinged clouds parted … Continue reading

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Life at Sea – Day 13

18 Nov 2011 2300 UTC After waking up this “morning” (well, morning for me, but late afternoon for everyone else) at 1630 and after the completion of the daily science meeting, I went on deck to get some much-needed sun … Continue reading

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Life at Sea – Day 11

16 Nov 2011 2030 UTC Since my last blog update, we have had two unexpected pirate alarms. A mysterious vessel, which the crew had reason to believe may have originated from the Persian Gulf region, approached us from the starboard … Continue reading

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