This is roughly halfway between personal research and work, as I won a ballot to get a tour of the RRS Discovery – a NERC research ship that was visiting London for a few days.
I’d absolutely love to work on a research ship, especially one that spends a lot of its time around and about Antarctica. Ferries are my favourite form of transport, and my perfect holidays include it when you’re stuck looking out a window with rain beating down. If that doesn’t make me a perfect candidate to work on a research ship, I’m not sure what does (well, my CV might need adding to..)
Here are a few photos from the day, but be sure to scroll to the end for a link to the full album (or click here)
There’s a wee tour for you, but for a ‘shipload’ more photos (complete with the same ‘witty’ captions), be sure to click the button below. I had a great time on board, and was very jealous of the weather-ridden, batten-down-the-hatches research done on board. It would be a dream to do something similar one day – best get planning.