|Hove to in the Bay of Biscay|
|"Jack" Carruthers holds court on the foredeck|
|Discovery arriving in Madeira|
|John Swallow and a water bottle|
Best of all, lasting friendships were made on that cruise and when we returned to Plymouth John Swallow (who had impressed me with his attention to detail, physical strength and ability to manage without sleep) casually said to me, “If you are looking for a job when you finish your PhD please let me know”. I did and as they say – the rest is history. That was to be the first of my 15 cruises on Discovery, 8 as Principal scientist.