This is the official GEOTRACES North Atlantic Zonal Section cruise path. We started during the fall of 2010 in Lisbon, Portugal and made it to the Cape Verde Islands before the ship suffered serious mechanical issues, forcing us to end early. The finished section from 2010 is highlighted in red. This year we are finishing the cruise, now in the opposite direction. We will start in Woods Hole (western side of the basin), and travel southeast to Bermuda. After a 24 hour port stop in Bermuda we will continue east across the basin to the Cape Verde Islands. We will be at sea a total of 37 days from Nov 6 to Dec 11.