Location: Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Canary Islands

As our last full day on the dock before we depart for our SECOND ATLANTIC CROSSING of the semester, today consisted of classes, BA (boat appreciation), and Passage Prep. After getting everyone awake – a surprisingly more difficult task than one might expect – we ate some great french toast courtesy of Anna. After was the long-awaited BA. For BA, we remove every cubic centimeter of dirt that was ever known to exist on Argo, which also includes every speck of dirt that has the possibility of existing on Argo in the future as well. The bottom line is: after those 3 hours of cleaning, the boat was spotless. After a presentation from Adina and Marine Biology class, it was time for Passage Prep, the art of getting the boat ready for the 18-day passage to come. We completely demolished the list, smashing through the entirety of it in mere minutes. With this newfound time, most of the shipmates went to put the finishing touches on their Marine Bio essays. Others went to start said essays. Finally, it was time for the long-awaited Lasagna and Garlic Bread; how was it, you ask? Let’s just say there weren’t any leftovers and Lolo had to bring out the emergency tortillas. The squeeze question tonight was to give an impression of the person on your left. It was as funny as it sounds like it would be. We capped off the night with an on-deck leadership class (a rare occurrence), and then everyone went back to finish their essays due tomorrow, and some went to start them. We are all looking forward to departing the Canary Islands tomorrow and setting our sights on the Caribbean!

Brian and Ethan


Brahm and his signature move

The dishy pit

Mella and Margaux