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Journals 2007/2008

Caitlin Munroe
Manaugh Elementary School, Cortez, CO

"Labrador & Nunavut Ocean Science & ArcticNet/IPY Nunavut Health Survey Program"
Canadian Coast Guard Icebreaker Amundsen
July 23 - August 16, 2007
Journal Index:
July 23 - 24 - 25 - 27 - 28 - 30 - 31
August 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 - 6 - 7 - 9 - 10
           11 - 12 - 14 - 15 - 16

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August 11, 2007

Up at 5:30 and helping Greg and Klaus load up the zodiac. They went out on an incredibly calm sea, flat and glass-like in the pastel colors of dawn. Hardly anyone was about that early and all was quiet. It was surreal. I collected samples from the rosette cast and got the lab set up for the day's work.

I ate a quick breakfast and began to filter. After a few hours Greg popped in and offered to help. We filtered together for 2 hours and then went upstairs with Klaus to have lunch in the Officer's Mess. "Fine Dining" as Klaus calls it, we have our orders taken and are served.

After lunch I collected samples from the Engine Room and spent the afternoon filtering in the lab. Before supper I took another sample and spent a few minutes sitting alone on the Heli-deck. It is hard to find any quiet on the ship, but this tends to be where I go when I need fresh air or a few minutes to myself. It's usually deserted in the evening. On a ship that is only so large, a feeling of "aloneness" is a rare and valuable thing!

Calm Quiet Morning Hudson Bay
Caitlin Collecting Samples from Rosette
The Rosette Just Hauled Up Out of the Water