We shove off tomorrow morning, heading towards the deepwater canyons found off the coast of the Chesapeake Bay. The past few days have been spent getting all the gear and equipment on board. Scientists have arrived from around the world – North Carolina, Florida, West Virginia, The Netherlands…. and are nearly ready to go. There is time for one last run out for those forgotten items, but once we head to sea tomorrow there’s no quick run to the hardware store, or grocery store, or computer store. We will have to make do or do without until the end of the cruise. We will double check the gear lists one more time before calling it a night.