Wednesday, June 15, 2011

The day at sea...

provides an opportunity to learn more about the navigation equipment on the bridge, and to understand how the new forward-looking sonar functions (click to enlarge):
My GPS confirms our position (the dark triangle) as entering the Gulf of Riga in the eastern Baltic Sea, where visiting Latvia is tomorrow's focus:
A number of the staff used the time to present lectures, and I contributed a discussion about glaciers and glaciations in northern Europe.  In addition to stuffing our heads with new found knowledge, we enjoyed a late afternoon ice cream social with all sorts of sweet goodies:
Yes, it's difficult work aboard.

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