Just before I left Anacortes last week, a very special delivery was made to the R/V Sally Ride – the ship’s grill! A tradition on all SIO research vessels, Sunday night is steak night and the Chief Engineer grills out on deck. If the weather is good, many of us will eat outside as well, which is a nice change of pace. If you forget what day of the week it is – which is easy to do when you’re away from home and working 12 hours a day – the smell of barbecued meat is a great reminder that it’s Sunday. And if you’re very lucky, you’ll cross the dateline going east on a Sunday, which means you get two Sundays (and thus two steak nights) in a row!