Today was a beautiful day to be at the boat. The sun was out, the river was flowing, the birdsong was glorious and the scenery with the mountains (bergs) was something else again. Today was also the day that the new GeoSwathers put their first pings into the water. Some good time was spent conducting thorough configuration checks and pre deployment tests. Tomorrow we look forward to a good day of data acquisition to acquire some new practice data of our own.