Location: underway

Today was a superb day at sea for the crew of Argo. As we started to adapt to watch rotations, the sea repeatedly opened up to show us it’s best; three separate times we watched sperm whales play in the ocean as we motored towards the Marquesas, somewhere thousands of miles in our future. The wind has been light but we have sails up to stabilize the ship and take advantage of light puffs when they come. The rain has been on and off but often clears enough for a glimpse of the stars at night. Today the crew learned more conventional navigation by calculating speed using some scraps of paper or bread thrown in the water and enjoyed an OCB class, appropriately, on marine mammals. Spirits are high and the crew is excited to voyage west, hopefully meeting the tradewinds soon to carry us to French Polynesia.andlt;hr width=’100’/andgt;andlt;div align=’center’andgt;andlt;tableandgt;andlt;trandgt;andlt;tdandgt;andlt;