Day 16-19: Lunging

So, I’m probably somewhere around here:

This leg of the cruise is the most popular one among everyone on board – the science personnel take on the officers and crew in a lunging competition. Why lunging? Well, you try taking long, unaided steps on a moving surface, chump. The competition follows a round-robin double elimination style tournament. The scoring rubric focuses primarily on the form and execution of the lunge, while a little something special is left aside for creative-lunge flare (anything goes – topical lunging t-shirts, rocket boots, musical accompaniment).

Needless to say, I’m pretty freaking good. The 8 years of badminton I played in my teens have finally proven themselves useful in my mid-20’s. Last year I won honorable mention with this beaut (scored to Duj Sandale):

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Dave Semeniuk spends hours locked up in his office, thinking about the role the oceans play in controlling global climate, and unique ways of studying it. He'd also like to shamelessly plug his art practice: