Ahoy there Trace,
Greetings from the Christiane I. I made it! It was looking a bit dicey for a while there but soon as I pulled out my screwdriver they were never going to leave Jakarta without me.
The captain is a crusty ol' sea dog called Ockham. He's a straight talker so we get on fine (you know how I like to know where I stand). The expedition supervisor is another story. He's a real company man. Keeps reminding everyone of his 'employer requirements'. His name's Talbot. I've heard the captain calling him 'Oscar' behind his back so I assume that's his first name. His accent's hard to pin down - maybe a little US East coast (as if I'd know). He seems pretty well heeled, educated - probably from old money. Real slippery type, doesn't give much away. As a result I still don't know exactly where this expedition is headed, or what it hopes to find. I suppose if I knew more about this Talbot bloke it might help...do you see where I'm going with this?
So what do you think? Can you find out more about Mr Talbot for me?
Just add it to my tab ;)
PS - how's the "black rock" research going? You're not losing your touch are you?