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arrival in Italy

Sep 26, 2007

Location: Porto Venere, Italy
Author: Michael P.
Under sail, the Argo members broke down into four watch teams, each team assuming responsibility for the vessel and its crew in three hour shifts. Each shift during the course of the night throughout the afternoon presented slightly different situations and adventures. Experiencing for the first time relatively harsh conditions, Argo steadily cruised through the gulf of Genoa at around 5-7 nautical miles per hour. We sailed comfortably through the worsened weather conditions, realizing the full potential of Argo hand in hand with its able crew. We have been in three countries in a week and a half, and have felt a strong presence of the actual journey entailed in reaching a particular location. A tuna fish weighing 20 pounds was caught by Bret and will act as a delicious meal. Science classes also went underway, making this day truly fulfilling.