One of the things I never expected to see while sitting at my computer here on the ship was a wave. You see, I cannot see outside from where I sit. However, tonight I saw a wave roll past my workstation. We flooded. Mind you, we're sitting here with millions of dollars in computer equipment and a wave of water rolled into the room. For a moment, nobody even moved we were so stunned. I've ridden out many a hurricane and never once saw water come into the instrument room, but today, in a small rain squall and marginal seas, we took on a shitload of water. Soooo, we've spent the last 3 hours mopping, wet-vaccing, unplugging pipes, drying off wires and cables, boxes of equipment, etc. I've said before that if you're out here long enough, nothing really surprises you anymore. I guess I was wrong.