Wednesday, January 25, 2017


Just so excited today to get on board the German Research Vessel The  SONNE which had docked in Auckland after joint exploration with NZ GNS of the Kermadec Arc . Just amazing to see this state of the art research ship and meet some crew.

The equipment is fascinating especially the on-board submersible that can be lowered to 6000feet. Very useful considering that the Kermadec trench is 10 kilometres deep. This was a great opportunity. I considered stowing away.