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Too much wind and a new suit to try on

September 13, 2012 10:20 AM
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Ryan Harris, left, a marine archeologist with Parks Canada, and Carey Collinge, captain of the Martin Bergmann, give Maxence Bilodeau some moral support as he tries out an immersion suit.

There is one thing we don't control: the weather.

Last night, we left the Sir Wilfrid Laurier to start our new journey alone on board the Martin Bergmann.

We are 11 on board: five crew members, five scientists from Parks Canada, Fisheries and Oceans Canada and the University of Victoria and one reporter-cameraman-editor: me.

We are right now hiding behind an island, unable to do any scientific work because the sea is too bad, too much wind in the open ocean.

We should soon go back navigating as the wind calms down. We are five hours away from where we want to be, near O'Reilly Island.

This break gave us time to learn more about safety measures. I tried for the very first time an immersion suit, which I will never want to wear for real!

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