Day 14 - Rocks galore!
The drought is over - we have rocks galore!
We have successfully sampled a fresh scarp of the Louisiad Plateau, which is a big deal for us. Over the coming days we will sample lots of different scarps all over the plateau to get a representative idea of its composition, and whether it is a fragment of continental lithosphere that has rifted off Australia millions of years ago.
I got it from my mummy
No, we didn’t lose anyone at sea. This was a “theoretical” talk by Quinn Anderson, from the University of Sydney, on how to mummify a body.
Quinn presented an excellent talk on Ancient Egypt and the ceremony involved in mummifying a body and the spiritual reasons for doing so. She did a fine job. Her favourite mummy, Horace, would be proud. And of course her biological mummy, Jacqui - a big shout out!
Today also marks the halfway point in our voyage. Everyone is getting along well and in high spirits. After our shift there was even time to enjoy the sun on the deck as we transited to another dredge site.