When I was writing my post about the bridge, I met all of the officers and the captain. Heather Galiher is the 2nd mate onboard, and she told be me about some of her favorite places that she's had the chance to visit in her young career. Heather told me about Papua New Guinea, and how she climbed into the mouth of an active volcano with the rest of her crew. She said that
the very next day that same volcano erupted!It's a pretty amazing story. But, it didn't make the impact that the pictures do.
Take a look at what Heather sent me a few days later to support the magnitude of her story.
|Hiking up to the volcano|
|Eruption the next day|
|Heather Galiher unscathed, ready to board the R/V Melville.|
|The reason that I could never be a full time sailor.|
left to right: Bryce, nearly 2, Olivia , 11, Jax, 3, Grady, 9