And by exploration, I mean sea bottom exploration. Seems that Chart Sounding Confirmation Exercises have been common this year. (Elsa) Elizabeth is a stoutly constructed vessel with a long full keel – perfectly suited for such endeavors. Here are photos of three such explorations, which were conducted in either sand or soft mud. Chart data seems to be correct in all cases. If sailing pleasantly slows life down to where you can smell the roses, then going aground slows life down that much more, allowing one time to plant, water, prune, and weed the rose garden. It’s a nice way to live, and I’m sure Mom would approve.