Week 1 on the Geowave Commander Vessel. Two days ago we were transported to the mothership from the smaller boat via a small jet ski-type boat. The small jet ski thing (otherwise called an FTB) looked like one of those orange rescue boats you see in National Geographic. You know, with a driver who looks like one of them Battleship Galactica characters with two other men standing on each side of him while holding on to iron bars, all very macho. We rode the FTB across the deep black ocean, and it was raining really hard with lighting everywhere, crazy waves and the heavy fog made me feel like I was in a Godzilla movie. The FTB was literally flying above the menacing waves, and everytime the FTB goes up I could feel my butt getting off the seat. ‘Banana boats are nothing close to this’, I remember thinking to myself. Here’s a picture of my friend on the FTB after I was safely transported and it was his turn.
I know he’s like smiling all over, but actually he wanted to shit his pants. I think we all felt the same way.