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the 5th day

Jul 5, 2008

Location: On passage to Tonga
Author: Lisa
Today was our 5th day of passage and it was hard to believe that time was flying by so quickly. It was another perfectly clear and sunny day with calm seas. Even though there wasn’t much wind it was still a great sail. We had a great day of classes with MTE and SLD. In MTE we worked on our navigation skills, learning how to set a course to steer and how to take a bearing. In SLD was an atypical class up on deck with a team building, fun filled exercise. The deck became “covered in a flesh eating disease” and we all had to work together to get from the stern to the bow of the boat without touching the deck or spilling a full glass of water. At the end of the exercise we realized a) how great of a team we are and b) how each of us was an integral part of getting the task done. As the sun set, most of us could only think about how much we were going to miss passage when we reach Tonga.