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Living the Life at Sea

Feb 7, 2009

Location: Underway
Author: Leah Shopneck
The sails remain full as Argo enjoys another day of passage. Those of us on board have lost track of the number of days we have not seen land nor another boat. The only contact with the outside world has been with the pods of dolphins that play under our bow at all hours of the day and night. Life on passage is simple, with one’s only duties including a watch schedule of three hours on, six hours off, two one-hour long classes a day and a job determined by your place on the job wheel. During the day the crew can be found scattered throughout the boat: working on upcoming assignments in the salon, preparing the next meal, reading a book in the shade of the sails, or conversing in the cockpit with the current on duty watch team. Passage is a way of life for those on Argo, which is often times missed once shore is again in sight.