Feb. 6, 2016 - hopefully the end of the technical difficulties!

The faithful followers might have noticed that my blog disappeared for a day or so, and now the last half dozen dates are dated rather than titled.  There was a minor glitch in transferring from Exp. 360 to 361, so I've had to replace the entries (luckily I had them recorded elsewhere).  But now we're good to go.

Feb. 5, 2016

First day out included an emergency drill.  Everyone has an assigned lifeboat 1-4, but just two can accommodate the entire shipboard complement.

Feb. 4, 2016

Last day to enjoy solid land - a number of people did last minute shopping at both the Jumbo supermarket as well as the local ones in Mauritius.  I took a walk around town and spent quite a while watching the giant fruit bats flying around and roosting in just one particular tree in the banyan tree park.

2nd photo for blog below

Feb. 3, 2016

Feb. 1, 2016

Today's science presentations by the EXP 361 scientists were a testament to the collaborative philosophy behind IODP (International Ocean Discovery Program).

January 30th, 2016

Two days of travel has a way of calming one's nerves - I had been running on nervous energy since learning of my selection as the Education and Outreach (E&O) Officer on Expedition 361: Southern African Climates (or SAFARI).  But now I've arrived, with a good portion of my check off list completed and a full day available for exploring the beautiful, tropical island of Mauritius.

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