May 24, 2008 Last Full Day at Sea
I started my day a little later than most because I slept until 11:30 a.m.! I was in bed for close to 11 hours, but that is good because for the past couple of nights I had only gotten maybe a total of 5 hours of sleep. The boat was swaying more than normal due to higher waves, which had made sleeping more difficult. Although, we have had unusually excellent weather and seas, and the Palmer is very steady-so I am grateful. At 1:00 in the afternoon we had our final fire/ safety drill. So, for the last time I took my lifejacket and immersion suit to the conference room on the 03 deck for the drill. Jenny, the Marine Project Coordinator, used this time for a small meeting where we all filled out our customs paperwork that is needed before returning to Chile.
10 minutes after the drill, we all met on the bridge for a group photo. Here we are, the Geo Group. Dann Blackwood took the picture from a small platform above us.
The rest of the day was spent cleaning and packing. I am looking forward to taking my first step on land in over a month; it will probably feel a little weird!