We woke up to a foggy cloudy morning with a light sprinkle of rain. A flock of Atlantic Puffins, Fratercula arctica, was seen from the helo deck this morning. The scientific name means “little brother of the Arctic”. Atlantic Puffins are known to nest on small offshore islands, including Novaya Zemlya, the island the ship is still hovering on its starboard side.
We had our first siting of ice late in the afternoon, and more to come!
Another day of checking, preparing equipment and setting up labs.
This is a good time to send some basic ship terminology:
port– left side
starboard– right side
deck– floors, as in buildings
helo deck– helicopter deck
mess hall– dining room
fore, bow– front of the ship
aft, stern, fantail– back of the ship
bridge– where the ship’s navigation takes place
flying bridge– the bridge’s roof
brow– long gangway
rollers– big waves
pitching– movement of the ship from front to back
rolling– movement of the ship from side to side
knot=nautical mile=1.15 mph (miles per hour)
Stay tuned for what happened to the crow’s nest! If you think of any terms I missed, please let us know.
Breakfast: oatmeal, ham, cheese and bread
Lunch: beef and kidney bean soup; stuffed peppers; and tossed green salad
Tea Time: yoghurt, bananas
Dinner: vegetable stew, rump steak and mixed green salad