Travels and Images
WEEK 1 2004
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Saturday 3 January 2004
Saturday - getting ready for the trip tomorrow. The
weather looks like it will be good, but I will try to get some chains
(cables actually ) for the Explorer.
My father and I awaited the 'Spirit' Mars Rover touchdown in the
evening. It was a bit of a knuckle-biter, but the addition of 'tones'
to allow some idea of what was happening was nice. Congratulations to JPL and all the team there!
Since at first we could not find the event on teevee I grabbed the
streaming video over the internet, to my old laptop. My father tried to
do the same, had to go get and install RealPlayer or something, and in
the meantime the server got swamped, wouldn't allow new connections -
and it came on teevee anyway. Cool. In fact the stream was fifteen or
twenty seconds behind the news broadcast....
Friday 2 January
Friday - the Christmas holidays are wrapping up for
me. There is an AIAA conference next week, so I went out for a haircut
today. It was a different barber from usual, and when he said "a number
three" I agreed. I now look like an egg with a beard. Just a bit short. Oh well, it'll grow back.
I went down to the boat. For once the bilges weren't full of rain
water. I guess our repairs to the shroud base and chainplates did the
trick. What a relief!
We were listening to "Sea of Glory" on tape last night, about a
maritime expedition to the Pacific Ocean in the 1830's. An amazing
thing, that I had never heard of, full of adventure, discovery and
nasty old human nature.
Thursday 1 January 2004
Thursday - New Years Day. All the best in the new year to you all!
Wednesday 31 December 2003
Wednesday - see last week
Tuesday 30 December 2003
Tuesday- see last week
Monday 29 December 2003
Monday - see last week
Sunday 28 December 2003
Sunday - see last week
Picture of the Week
Photo Notes: This
is a picture of comet Wild2 from about 140 miles away. Incredible. We
live in an age of wonders. Yesterday a comet, today a landing on Mars!
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