Celebration at sea

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This weekend, just in case you missed it, was the fourth of July. It's all very well and good celebrating it at home, with a barbeque and a fireworks display, but how do you celebrate when you are on a ship in the middle of the Bering Sea, miles from anything?

Simple! You have a barbeque and some fireworks! Only this way, the fireworks were expired flares that had to be "disposed of". It's pretty cool to see how parachute flares launch themsleves in to the sky and then light up, or to watch people parading round with signal flares doing terrible impressions of the Statue of Liberty.

Anyway, just because we're scientists at sea, doesn't mean that we don't allow some time for fun...

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The back deck BBQ

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A demonstration of signal and parachute flares - AKA shipboard fireworks!

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This page contains a single entry by jwhitefield published on July 5, 2010 10:49 PM.

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