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Journals 2009/2010

Aundrea Rue
Carolina Forest High School, Myrtle Beach, SC

"NOAA Hydrographic Survey of the Pavlof Islands, Alaska"
July 27 - August 7, 2009
Journal Index:
July 26 - 27 - 28 - 29 - 30 - 31
August 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5

July 26, 2009
Kodiak, Alaska
Preparing for The Expedition

A friendly welcome in the Anchorage Airport

I was picked up from my hotel after dinner by a NOAA Corps Officer and boarded the RAINIER. While getting situated with the layout of the ship I met many helpful crew members and was given a lot of helpful hints. Can you say "narrow walkways?" I have limited each meal to one helping to avoid having to turn sideways to fit through the passageways!

My first glimpse of the ship!

Tomorrow we get underway and head for the Pavlof Islands, which I'm told will take roughly 30 hours of transit time. I'm so excited to see what this hydrographic survey has in store for me!

I just had to take a picture at the helm of the RAINIER!