August 21, 2012
The boat were are on is the R/V Atlantis. It is one of the oceanographic research vessels of the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute (WHOI). When someone wants to do a cruise this is one of the boats they try to get. This is decision is based on where they want to go and what ships are available. I like this boat but I have only been on one other. If you want more details on the boat just check out their wikipedia page…
Here you can see what our boat looks like when we were in port. This was the night before we left.
Most of the time when we are in port we are not the only ones there. Usually they can be pretty busy. This time there was not too much going on but there was a cruise ship making a stop in Barbados. A few of us wanted to try to see if we could get on that boat. I bet they will have more fun than us.