Amphibious Trilogies

Riders of the storm #14

Day 14 on Prof. Molchanov
Friday 5 July 2019

At 8:00 I woke up by the waves. 3 meters. Breakfast was over, and I had missed it. Got up, ate a banana and had a coffee, and headed to the bar in time for Daniel McGinnis lecture on the formation of methane bubbles in the Black Sea near Crimea peninsula, Ukraine. During the lecture, the waves outside grew bigger and bigger. Afterwards, when it was time for Anna Wesmann´s lecture on Sea Ice, the waves were 4 meters and the wind is blowing at between 8 and 21 meters per second. A cup of tea spilled and broke Alexanders laptop with the power point presentation. I checked upon Amanda. She was going through some stomach aches, but otherwise was fine, so I decided to go to bed. I slept for maybe an hour, and then it was time for lunch. Chicken soup and some burger-like meat things with rice. The soup spilled out of the bowl on both sides. I ate and went back to bed. Slept for four more hours. The waves are hitting over deck and we are not allowed to be outside. I can hear the boat bang down on the water from the waves, and I can see the waves splash on the windows of the cabin. This weather is forecasted to last for a day and a half, but there is no precise prediction. It might last longer. The storm moves too. The worse would be if the storm hits from the side, but it is not. It hits us from behind which is making the motion of the boat more up and down, and less from side to side. I will rapport on how it goes. I sleep five hours more. Get up. Play card games with Fanny and the Korean girls. Ate dinner. Went up to the bridge to see the storm with Amanda. Shared a Toblerone. Nothing much.


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