We've arrived at the Philippines. We spent most of the day coring
below the above volcano (and its friends around the bay), which Jeremy
was kind enough to photograph with my camera at dawn while I was
asleep below. Yes, that's steam coming from the crater. As of this
moment (11pm Philippines time) we have about 8 hours of science time
left. By breakfast coring will be a thing of the past, and we will
have 25 hours of transit time to Manila which will be spent packing
and cleaning everything. If there's any time to spare, rest assured it
will be spent playing ping pong.
I think we're all ready to be done, especially considering the pace
we've been working at the past couple of days, but this has been an
amazing trip, and I'm sad it's over.