We leave Helena...with the equipment deployed…going backwards. What we saw the previous
day was still true now; the data looked great and we were making great time.
While we headed downriver, we planned out our trip on the river. We would divide
our trip into multiple segments. We thought about heading upriver to our final destination
(Caruthersville), then head backwards the whole way, but we needed the Chirp. So
we needed to stay close to Memphis.
It was a beautiful day. Sunny with a good breeze. The breeze felt good, but created
some pains for the captain as the wind keep pushing the boat out of the desired alignment
with Huck and Jim. Huck and Jim needed to stay equidistant from each other and could
not cross. Again Mother Nature was throwing us a curve ball.
After nearly nine hours on the river running the seismic survey, we made to where
we stopped the previous day, the data looking the same as before. That’s a good thing…corroboration
of data. Something odd was going on stratigraphically around Crowley’s Ridge in the
subsurface. Hard to say what right now, but something is there.