When I was little, I remember spending hours listening to my Grandad’s tales of life on the ocean when he was a young man. I never for a moment thought that I would ever head out to sea.
Indeed, I remember by the age of ten or twelve being quite adamant that I wouldn’t. But I liked his stories anyway.
Fast forward 2 generations and I just heard from home that my grandson Alejandro just took his first visit to the Aquarium in Woods Hole and had a starfish of a time (he’s only 1 so not big enough to be having a whale of a time, just yet). So now the rest of our family will have to believe me:
He really does take after me. It’s in the genes, I tell you.
Anyway, since he is channeling his inner oceanographer, all I’m going to do today is channel my inner child and show you the attached drawing I made last night. [Tomorrow, the rest of the scientsists say they might let me use two different colored crayons ☺]. Seen from the right perspective (i.e., standing on your left leg on a rolling deck with your right hand over your left ear and/or, via the weird and inner workings of my brain) this set of squiggles represents the most compelling evidence I have seen yet this cruise to convince me we might be on the track of something new and undiscovered that may soon be within our grasp.
But I have probably told you that before this trip (and the rest of my science party too) so for now, I will ask you to bear with me.
I could stop and explain to you WHY I think this is important but if I did that then James and Mike might fall asleep at their laptops faster than I can engage with them to program up the final dive of this leg of the cruise.
So for expediency how about each of you just says “How Lovely!”, give me a pat on the head and then print this out and stick it on your refrigerator.
By the way, the other highlight of the day, coming up? Friday Cabin Inspections!!!!