Location: Terre-de-Haut, Les Saintes
In the wee hours of the morning, bleary eyes woke up for night watch. The best part, for any of us who witnessed it, will probably say, was watching Mike get aquatinted with the water-tight doors. All of us were thrilled to finally cast off and sail for Les Saintes. It has been quite rainy weather for the past few days, but the spirit couldn’t be more sunny. We also had an Argo first! We hoisted our main sail to the third reef and sailed like that throughout the night. I, along with many of my crew mates, got to take the helm and steer us toward our new anchor home. The stars were spectacular, if anyone was wondering. Since most of us had a late night and some an early morning, we got to sleep in. It was much appreciated, and many of us didn’t fully get up until 9:30.
After a very yummy lunch, courtesy of Gabe, we had our first Intro to Marine Biology class, then headed into a mini boat appreciation and boat-to-bed session. For this, we cleaned up all of Argo till she was spick and span and then got her ready for being at anchor instead of underway. Some of us, including myself, had a quick jump in and then headed to the salon for Oceanography, which was pretty cool because science is cool. Obviously, after this, we got yet another yummy meal from Gabe and shared some weird facts about ourselves. For example, Ash has been chased by a Hippo before, and Anton’s name is actually James. The name thing caused an uproar. Overall, today was a good day. Now Gabe is playing some fun music. That’s about it. I hope everyone at home had a nice day, and you might hear from us as soon as we get our phones back tomorrow.