Saturday, June 7, 2008
We just received our first email from JUNK - proof that our solar powered, satellite phone system works! Even amidst continued stormy weather...
Last night JUNK was hit with the worst storm yet, 50-60 mph gusts slapped at JUNK while at anchor near San Nicholas but all the raft did was bob up and down. Still, we've got work to do."
Someone asked about communications from sea: Marcus and Joel have an Iridium phone which allows them to call, email, and send low resolution photos like the ones here. Huge thanks to our communications sponsors Explorer Satellite and OCENS Inc for this - would be a very long 6 weeks without....They also have two broadband radios. And a friendly seal who seems to want to climb on board just offered to deliver short messages back to the mainland.
Getting back to work without an espresso maker on board, brutal....
Posted by Anna at 6:54 AM