It is once again the beginning of a day and my thoughts are of the end of it. We are in survey and that is a quiet but grueling experience. I begin this day remembering the end of the day in the Alaskan Inland Passage. The sun was just setting when most of us in the lower 48 are either turning on the nightly news or are already fast asleep. This photo was taken while on deck at 10:39 P.M.