Position at Midnight:
Latitude: 31 deg, 13.0 min. N
Longitude: 59 deg. 07.3 min. W
Miles to date: 897
Miles Remaining: 871
Seas remain calm, skies clear. The ship steams steadily toward Hole 395A.
Everyone seems to be marking time. There are times when its possible to believe
that you might be the only person on board. What activity exists is the steady
work of preparing and testing the instruments and equipment for our arrival.
Even after four days on board matching names to faces is still a problem for
many of us. The ships photographer, Tim Fulton, comes to the rescue. His real
task is to photograph each core to create an archival record for researchers, but
he obligingly shoots mug shots of the cruise participants by having us stand
against the wall holding a piece of white paper bearing our name. They arrive
later in the form of contact sheets in each person's mailbox. Its quite a rogues
Tonight, for the first time since leaving New York, we are told to move clocks
will move forward for one hour. Surely we left the Eastern time zone long ago.