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Rainstorms and Birthdays

Mar 14, 2013

Location: Underway to the Marquesas
Author: Christian Kautzman
Today we had a typical passage day aboard Argo. We had a MTE class continuing our studies of plotting and charting. After class we had a how to presentation from Lizzy on how to make Irish potatoes. Turns out there are no potatoes in Irish potatoes but instead they were delicious treats of homemade frosting and cinnamon. After her presentation, we took VHF test. If we pass we will be certified for using a Very High Frequency radio. Today was our third full day at sea and already I am beginning to get use to passage life. We have already fallen back into our passage schedule of boat watch. There are plenty of rain clouds on the horizon so it seems that we will have a very rainy boat watch tonight. I turn 21 years old at midnight so I’m extremely excited for some celebration on my watch tonight. I’m sure Katie, Leah and the other girls will bring a ton of snacks to our twelve to four AM watch. I know my 21st birthday will be entirely different than most 21 year olds back in the states, but I can’t wait for my birthday in the middle of a rainstorm a few hundred miles away from shore.