Posted by: unlikelygrad | July 29, 2012

out of touch

Being on a research vessel can feel very isolating.

Being on a research vessel with a burned-out satellite internet transmitter feels like being stranded on a desert island.

I think every single person on the ship was on their cell phone as soon as we got within sight of land. Even the old salts who told us we “had it easy” because they used to be confined to one telegram per month.

We are spoiled in our modern world, I guess.

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