Today we were in transit to begin
our trek to the southern most part of the survey grid.† The day started at , when we rendezvoused with the Palmer to begin our trek through MathaStrait.† 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.