Return to San Diego

The JR is heading towards San Diego and arrives Friday late afternoon. The sun is setting behind Cabrillo Point, and fall is definitely in the air.


Credit: Andreas Teske.


We have been looking forward to this return for many days and weeks; Chris and Rodrigo have pointed their deckchairs into the brisk wind and enjoy the unfolding view of San Diego’s port.

The long adventure is coming to an end, at least for the time being. Everyone’s thoughts turn homeward, even more so since we are in cell phone distance.


Credit: Andreas Teske.


John and Myriam are beaming; now we can envision the cruise really coming to an end, and release is imminent!


Credit: Andreas Teske.


Once in port, it will turn out that we cannot yet leave the ship; Pier 10 is heavily guarded and it takes a TWIC card for heading into town and returning. Patience, tomorrow is another day and we will leave for good.


This blog post first appeared on Nov. 15 on my daily blog of EXP385. Make sure to go to to read the latest updates of this expedition!

Andreas Teske
Andreas Teske is Co-chief scientist of EXP385 and professor in the Department of Marine Sciences at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill.
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