After a slight miscommunication that nearly kept me from getting through the gate (and I was afraid would get me shot or arrested… mostly shot) I have been aboard the Bigelow since about 9 this morning. We set off from sunny Newport, RI a little after 11, and are currently starting our way down to the Mid-Atlantic region (off the east coast of the U.S, not the Mid-Atlantic Ridge). I am currently typing this on the computer available in the quarters, but hope to talk to the proper channels about getting my laptop set up to work on the ship’s network. Yes, I already have pretty pictures to share. Hopefully I can share them soon.