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Journals 2009/2010

Aundrea Rue
Carolina Forest High School, Myrtle Beach, SC

"NOAA Hydrographic Survey of the Pavlof Islands, Alaska"
July 27 - August 7, 2009
Journal Index:
July 26 - 27 - 28 - 29 - 30 - 31
August 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5

July 29, 2009
My Birthday

A waterfall on the coast of Dolgoi Island
The Two Sisters Volcanoes

I began my birthday with breakfast at 0700 and promptly returned to bed with cold sweats and nausea. I was very disappointed to have to stay in bed for the majority of my birthday because my breakfast decided to make a repeat appearance! I was lucky that no one was assigned to any duties for the day since I couldn't do anything but sleep!

Although I skipped lunch, I made it to dinner and was greeted by smiling faces and birthday well-wishers. I am happy to inform you that I have my sea legs and haven't missed a meal since! We arrived in the Pavlof Islands around midday and received our Plan of the Day (POD) for Thursday. I'm very excited to learn how to survey the sea floor tomorrow!

The RAINIER anchored in the Pavlof Islands