Juan de Fuca Ridge Cruise
July 20 - August 1, 2000
Over 650 km (~400 miles) off the Washington-Oregon Coast
July 16: Precruise
Sunday, July 16, 2000: Thomas and Greg left MBARI at 12 noon for the drive to Newport, OR. In the truck was the ever-so-important rock coring sled, as well as the rest of the equipment and gear needed for the cruise: computers, monitors, a stereo system, a microwave oven (for melting the wax from the wax corers), and all our personal gear. The drive went smoothly, and they arrived in Eugene, Oregon at 11 pm and turned in for the night. The Western Flyer arrived at port today in Newport, returning from the "Hydrate Ridge" cruise.