June 30, 2006
Retarded the clocks again by an hour. Watched a very beautiful sunrise at 4:30 am. We were nearing the Azores Islands. It will take a day and half to cross these Islands. We plan to make our first 12-hour pumping stop when we get to the open Atlantic.
By 9:00 am the sky has turned grey and it started to rain. The wind had picked up and even with the three of us working together it was a struggle to get the GF/F in the Hi Vols changed. We took blank samples for the GF/F and the puffs.
Dave showed me how to check the electrical outlets using a gauge. This can be compiled into a simple hands- on activity for my students.
In the wet lab it now takes 12 hours for 1000-liter water flow sample.
At around 8:00 pm a pod of dolphins were playing around the ship. It was so endearing the way they were twirling and somersaulting in the water just feet from the deck. I feel privileged to having been able to witness this.