Location: Underway to Dominica, Transatlantic Day 12, 17° 56.84' N 43° 36.47' W

Venus and Jupiter over the horizon off our stern, Aldebaran between the foremast and the shroud ahead of us, showing us the way, another amazing sunrise, bacon, and scrambled eggs: An amazing way to start the day in the middle of the Atlantic, on our way to Dominica. Today is our passage day number 12, and it keeps wowing us. The wind has been with us all day, and we were able to sail it for the most part of the day. It is coming from the E-NE now, and we have jibed. The swell has grown to the point where it is occasionally higher than Argo’s stern, but we have got our sea-legs at this point, and all that rocking does, is help bringing us to sleep – especially the part of the crew sleeping at the port side, since they are happy not to be rolling out of bed anymore: We are on a starboard tack now. (I personally prefer port tacks, but I can see how it could be time to take one for the team after five days or so of S-SE winds). Not that the days of the week mean much to us, but today it indicates that the week of Thanksgiving is starting. It is the go-to sign for the more sing-capable and poets on board to put their brains together and tune their voices, ready for the first Christmas carols: On the 12th day of passage, the ocean gave to us… Six more days at sea!

We are already celebrating: Mid-Atlantic ridge crossing, Thanksgiving week, Kristian’s birthday, port tacks, life… You choose.
And yes, we also had some classes today: Marine Biology, PSCT for some, a few diving knowledge reviews, improvised Flying-Fish biology… And we love it.
Good night, Linda!
“I’ll teach you how to jump on the wind’s back, and then away we go.”
Pan, Peter Pan