Monthly Archives: October 2009

BobGeo 2009. Days 9 and 10 – It’s all go

Friday 23rd October The sea was much calmer yesterday, there was still a slight swell but nothing like the previous two days. Calypso and Scampi both deployed successfully. You can now read the French version of this blog and we are … Continue reading

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BobGeo 2009. Day 8 – Another wild day

Wednesday 21st October Despite the R/V Pourquoi pas? being quite a big ship it feels as if it has been tossed about quite a bit and I think one or two people are suffering slightly. Even with my patch, I … Continue reading

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BobGeo 2009. Day 7 – Life on board the Pourquoi pas?

Still a heavy swell from last night with more to come tonight. Because of the swell nothing was deployed today other than the acoustic equipment, therefore I thought I might write a little about how my time onboard is spent.

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BobGeo 2009. Day 6 – SCAMPI goes astray

Monday 19th October Last night another core approximately 12m long was recovered by Calypso and SCAMPI was deployed at around 10.30pm and again this afternoon when it was reluctant to come back. The weather is about to change as a … Continue reading

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BobGeo 2009. Days 4 and 5 at sea

Sunday 18th October Jean-Francois is very keen to have the blog translated into French so that the families of the the people on board can read about what is going on during the cruise. Success with Calypso (the carottier/corer): a … Continue reading

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BobGeo 2009. Day 3 – early results

Another fine morning with clear skies. However, with the Pourquoi pas? sailing at around 8 knots the wind felt quite strong and was very bracing as I stood on the front deck of level seven looking for the dolphins.

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BobGeo 2009. Day 2 – Sampling begins

Thursday 15 October The wind got up a bit last night and although we arose to another bright and sunny morning the sea was quite a bit rougher than yesterday.

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