Yep---sea legs take a little getting used to shaking off---also the constant noise on a ship.
Here is a bunch of pictures, (I have HUGE files which could be used as a calendar pic), I will try keep them in order:
The LP in transit----once at the equator, they flood the tubes and it sinks about 70 ft:
Landing with pax from the LP:
At the equator in launch position about 3 miles from each other:
Pushing the Jet Ranger into the hangar:
Rocket raised and ready for launch the day before:
Shout out to the girls who take care of us---they have many roles: room cleaning, laundry, bar tenders, kitchen staff:
Day of the launch we start moving people early---pitch black, (photos did not turn out), then we have a break till sunrise and move more people:
The launch pad at L+ 5 minutes:
We then flew back essential personnel, the rest went back later in the evening on the "link bridge" which is where the two vessels get within about 100 ft of each other and we swing a bridge over:
The trip back had a LOT of happy rocket engineers.......the bar was open each night.......
Total of 19 days at sea, a little under 6,000nm, and learnt a lot.....