2006 Expedition Log

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2006 Expedition Log

    July 21, 2006 |

    Departure Day for most of the team

    July 20, 2006 |

    Team return to Grand Turk after a very successful project.

    July 19, 2006 |

    By Nigel Sadler Today is the final day and is taken up mostly by backfilling the sites excavated. Backfilling is essential as the sand protects the wood that we have exposed over the last few days. If the project did not backfill these wooden items wood erode and decay much faster. The Magnetometer team finished. more…

    July 18, 2006 |

    By Nigel Sadler The Magnetometer Team Whilst Mike and Jason are getting ready for Jenn to film some underwater shots of them surveying they look at their tow fish (the magnetic sensor) which is towed behind the boat to find that it has some bad cuts in it. On closer inspection they find barracuda teeth. more…

    July 17, 2006 |

    By Nigel Sadler During last nights debriefing the team discussed the best plan of action to get as much done before the end of this season. The problem is, is that there are not enough inflatable boats. The tow boarding team announced that it had almost completed its tow boarding work and the last small. more…

    July 16, 2006 |

    By Nigel Sadler The Magnetometer Team Mike, Jason and Mitch found the weather was perfect today. Low wind meant the boat could maintain a good speed without splash that might damage the equipment. In the morning they started by dropping a buoy on the anomaly that the tow board team would be investigating later. They. more…

    July 15, 2006 |

    By Nigel Sadler Even though JF had promised us good conditions today it was not long before the storm clouds developed and a thunder storm started. Unfortunately all the teams were in the field and had to sit it out. The Magnetometer Team Mike, Jason and Mitch’s plan was to continue using the magnetometer west. more…

    July 14, 2006 |

    By Nigel Sadler The Magnetometer Team Luckily today was less eventful for Mike, Jason and Mitch than yesterday and all their equipment worked. They finished surveying the area between Breezy Point and Thatch Cay, and then started to survey East of Thatch Cay. At the moment they are really just collecting the data but will. more…

    July 13, 2006 |

    By Nigel Sadler The four groups from yesterday continue today. The Magnetometer Team The Magnetometer team of Mike, Jason and Mitch wanted as much time in the field today and left, with their packed lunches prepared by Nicola, at 8am. Unfortunately all was not be well. They stopped at Breezy Point to set up their. more…

    July 12, 2006 |

    By Nigel Sadler Today the team is split into four groups; the Magnetometer Team, the Wooden Shipwreck Team, the Tow Boarding Team and the Documentary Makers. After Dinner there is a full round up of what each team had achieved today. All reported that they had had a very productive day. The Magnetometer Team The. more…