July 29, 2009
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!