Bon Voyage!

We sailed out of Shimizu Port this morning at ~8a.  Sea’s are currently calm and we’re making about 10 knots (the ship is big, but not very fast). We’ll be steaming south for the next three days to reach our drilling site. My days will be filled with training on the measurements I’ll be responsible for, writing methods for the expedition report and hopefully, getting a tour of the drilling rig. I’ve attached a picture of part of the science team on the helicopter deck as we sail past the harbor lighthouse.