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IODP Expedition 330 Louisville Seamount Trail

Daily Report 14 -- Saturday, 25 December 2010 -- Christmas Onboard the JOIDES Resolution



26.5°S Guyot 26° 29' 35.9988" S, 174° 43' 45.0012" E
Louisville Seamount Trail
0 m above sea level

We are spending this year's Christmas together with 120 people on the JOIDES Resolution. Although all our families are far away at home and we are longing to be in their company, we have been making the best of this special holiday. In fact, a great effort was made by many on onboard the JOIDES Resolution to make this a memorable day and indeed it was!

A special committee was assembled who organized all fesitivities, and the catering staff have been tremendously busy to put together a wonderful Christmas dinner for 120 people. We started the day out with Christmas carolling, the night-shift had their Christmas buffet at noon, whereafter a big party was held in the conference room around 1:30.

The day-shift ate their dinner at 18:00 and with that Christmas day ended and everything returned to normal with everybody assuming their own duties and jobs. Now we have to wait to see what the Newyear's Eve party is going to be! I am looking forward to it!

As a special thanks to Alex Trota and his catering staff, a limerick:

  There are fifteen dedicated to our comfortable lives onboard
  Who make our dinners and beds from port-to-port
  They prepared us all a delicious X-mas buffet
  With roasted turkey and "asparagos manilla rouge"
  Thanks to you all for this tremendous effort!

Greetings Anthony Koppers