Well, have just returned, am rather exhausted, had positively horrendous weather (think of rain blowing UP HILL, and heading into a 5m swell, with wind chop, with reef breaking on both sides of the boat within 4 or 5 metres of your path); it prevented us from going anywhere near where I'd wanted to go, in fact the opposite end of the country ... but such is life. I've just included a couple of pics of what we got up to, when the weather allowed us to get out, and when I could find shelter from rain and wind. The 'cuppa tea' (we colonials like our cuppa) balanced on the side of the boat was indeed of rare occurrence. Long story short, no suspense, we didn't get the larval Architeuthis ... but this should come as no surprise being ~ 1000km from where I would expect them to be (where they were experiencing 11 metre swells, winds to 186km/hr ......). Mustn't worry about such things; there's always tomorrow, and we'll be out and about over the next few days trying again. I'll describe what went on in more detail soon; have a lecture to prepare right now ... and am .... as per usual .... behind.