Hopefully you have enjoyed following our blog. We hope we gave you a good idea of all our activities and what we hope to achieve with them. It definitely was a good cruise (perhaps with exception of the storm) and we managed to get a lot of work done. Now it’s time to return home, and start with the data analysis.
Life aboard is very different from life on land. At home, we don’t have to shower with a constantly tilting floor. We are not bumped out of our beds by a sudden wave. And personally, I will definitely not miss being seasick due to five meter waves. However, we will miss all the beautiful North Sea sunrises and sunsets, and we will definitely miss all the good care of the crew. They worked very hard to help us achieve our goals. The deck crew knew how to handle our equipment, and helped us solve unforeseen issues. Every day breakfast was prepared when we got up at seven and we were treated with an amazing three-course warm lunch.
We wish Leo, Afrizal and Patrick good luck adjusting back to a normal day-time rhythm. We say goodbye to the crew, and we say goodbye to you – our readers. We are already looking forward to present you the scientific papers that result from all our collected data!