Prior to our departure from San Francisco, I made a last minute trip to Trader Joe's to pick up some last minute provisions (chocolate, trail mix, Pringles, etc.,). It's not uncommon to see scientists with some sort of comfort food while away from home.
|Light measuring instrument|
|Abandon ship drill|
We departed from Pier 15 shortly after 4pm. During that time, most of the scientists were on deck to take photos and video as the R/V Melville sailed under the Golden Gate Bridge. We were surprised to see that someone was on the bridge, waving and cheering us on. It happened to be a lab partner of Heather Richard (Romberg Tiburon Center-San Francisco State University). That was a great way to be sent off!
|Sailing under the|
Golden Gate Bridge.
|Preparing acetone for|
Leaving San Francisco
Catamarans crossing across the bow.