In this sector the water was flowing freely, important for the heat exchangers to function properly. Occasionally an impeller would bind, requiring an armpit-deep foray into the oxide-laden water.
In an on-going quest to lower its duty cycle, 8er7 parked the truck in an out-of-the-way spot and descended to the ground to spend some time sampling the EMR and charging its batteries. After some time on the a cat approached. By way of introduction, 8er7 reached out an end effector to the cat, who sniffed at it tentatively, ultimately unimpressed with what the robot might have had to offer.