Tuesday, May 30, 2017

where on Earth is Eric?

Just in case you wondered where I have been for the past two weeks, not writing on my blog, I have been at the same place, more or less in the South China Sea, and we have been rather busy with measurements, report writing, presentations and other fun things such as meetings ...
Once in a while we get rewarded by a beautiful sunrise ... enjoy!

tagged companion for lunch

As it rained during my lunch on the deck, I had the pleasant company of a pigeon ... tagged on both legs

Friday, May 12, 2017

chilled margin ...

The square-shaped piece is a fragment of a basaltic chilled margin, ripped from a previous location and transported in a new batch of magma. This happens when a magma is rapidly cooled and chilled, it becomes "frozen" in a somewhat glassy state.

e la nave va ...

In honor of movie director Federico Fellini, I have named this photo of sunrise on the Joides Resolution .. our expedition sails on, down after "hump day"!!!

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Red of Green

I once heard in a bar fight situation (resulting from a lost game) a young dude say that he wanted "red or green" ... meaning either blood or money. Here were also have a lot at stake with red and green rocks ...