It’s the end of our first week at sea and because it is Sunday we are having a deck barbecue which in my experience is one of the high points of the week here. It’s also a nice way of keeping track of the time since otherwise all other days out here are basically the same. The smell of the cooking meat was coming into the laboratory every time somebody open the door and making us all very hungry before we were able to run outside and start enjoying that. It was nice sitting out in the sunshine as I had not been outside for about two days, although the direct strong sun and high temperatures in these tropical latitudes made me wonder if we would soon be part of the barbecue ourselves. It was nice looking down at the bright blue water and it was just a shame that we were not able to jump in and swim after our tasty meal.