Usually the JR is out at sea for 2 months with out any resupplies. This expedition was resupplied today by this smaller boat because there were some very special parts for the down hole instruments (CORKS) that had to be delivered. It was a fascinating operation.
The most notable part for me was the difference in stability beween the JR and this little boat. I am sure I would not have felt very good during the journey out here in that little boat that was being tossed around very much in just these average waves. Another thing I noticed was that the JR usually points into the wind but today it was not headed quite directly into the wind. I think the JR changed direction a little to shelter the boat while it unloaded supplies. I’ll have to check with the captain!