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Aug 15, 2007

Location: Palma
Author: Jay
It was a glum morning aboard Argo as we bid farewell to Heather bright and early. She has a work commitment at home that couldn’t be avoided, and we will all miss her over the next few days. This also served as a harsh reminder that soon we will all be leaving Argo, and moving back to land and our everyday lives. Not ones to waste time wallowing, we swiftly moved along, enjoying breakfast and then doing some last minute cramming for the oceanography final. We moved the boat off the dock and out to an anchorage, then got the boat ready for tonight’s passage – our last sail aboard Argo which will bring us to our final destination, Barcelona. After lunch we had our oceanography final and then got the chance to view a classic wooden boat regatta. Simon had strategically anchored near to what we all hoped would be a racing mark, and his decision paid off in the afternoon as we watched some of the world’s finest classic yachts rounding the windward mark and bearing away towards the finish line. We had dinner and showers, then sailed into a moonless night marked by numerous shooting stars, the remainder of a recent meteor shower.