Life at Sea

We, Monique and Ariel, met in line for a flight going from Honolulu, Hawaii to Guam.

Wait, what?


…who goes to Guam?

Well, the United States Navy does. We were flying to Guam to board a Naval hospital ship, the USNS Mercy.

That’s the big ol’ girl.

So tonight’s post is going to be a bit of a photo chronicle of the mission for us enginerds.

We hung out in that ward a lot.

Indonesia: water testing at a clinic and a police station.

Philippines: team huddle! We did the most construction in the Philippines.

Some med student friends from UCSD!

Damage control in the US Navy was giving a fire hose demonstration to local firefighters in the Philippines.

The filters we were installing all over the place (there will be a post about that can o’ worms).

WOMEN engineers and JAG! And, an Australian.

Having a party at sea, another ship pulled up beside us and gave us some gas and strawberrys. Big THANK YOU to the USNS Richard E. Byrd for that one.

Seawall design, construction, and retrofit in tsunami inundation zone of the Philippines.

Lots of laughs while washing hands! Clean water AND hand washing?!

We’re all going to change the world together!!

Set-up demo of the slow sand filters (sigh, Ariel will tell you why later).

water, tubig, agua, thuk, nuoc ❤

Testing 1,2,3!

Oooohhh yeahhh!

Sometimes you just gotta jump!

~ Monza and Sayze


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