I arrived in Tromsø around 2 p.m. I was expecting someone to meet me at the airport to bring me to the ship, but no one was there. Luckily Tromsø is a small town. Hailed a taxi and headed off towards where I thought the boat may be. The ship wasn’t easy to spot though since it was not very large. A quick phone call once we arrived at the port was all that was needed. When I got out of the taxi, a crew member helped me get settled in. Looks like I was the first non-crew member to arrive. The others should arrive tomorrow, including a scientist from Cambridge University.
I got settled into my berth (#8), which I am sharing with another young woman from Holland who is here for her first time to work as a deck hand. The weather was cloudy and cool (in the 40s), a bit of a change from our unseasonably warm weather in Colorado. Tomorrow I will get my equipment up and running. Dinner consisted of lots vegetarian options, perfect! It’s 8 p.m. and time to try to catch up on sleep and beat this jet lag.
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