Picture of the Day for 8 August 2002

Today we were in transit to begin our trek to the southern most part of the survey grid.The day started at midnight, when we rendezvoused with the Palmer to begin our trek through Matha Strait.This turned out to be tougher than we planned, as we spent much of the day stuck, trying to work our way out of the ice.However a combination of Capt. Robertís skill and persistence, along with considerable assistance from Capt. Joe and the power of the Nathaniel B. Palmer finally got us out into smooth going.This image is representative of how we spent the day and night following the N.B. Palmer.Photo by Eric Hessell.