Location: Underway to Richard's Bay

Todaymarks our 4th day of passage, however for one of our very own,Caroline it is her 6574th day alive (18th Birthday)! Tocelebrate the occasion we had two cakes, one did not make it on deck due to an ill-timedwave. Today we have seen a slight increase in wind and swell, but it is nothingus student-seaman cannot handle. In our MTE course we have advanced ournavigational knowledge, we learned how to take currents and wind into account.Our first-mate Nick, decided it was a good idea to purchase a toy helicopter inMauritius, which he has taken to practicing in the saloon. It does however addsome entertainment to our studying as we watch him accidently fly it intohimself. Morale is at a recent high, and to say that we have become a familywould be a major understatement.