Location: Durban, South Africa

To all of you back home, you might be a tad confused by this title. For certain sailing logistics you won’t understand, the crew of Argo celebrated Thanksgiving a little early. The day began when I joyously woke everyone from their slumber around 7:45. Halle Shirk, on the other hand, had been awake since 5:00, cooking to make the meal amazing for us all. Instead of a day filled with classes, we all hung out in the saloon watching “Remember the Titans” (boat favorite) and drawing hand turkeys. Many people, including myself, took the time out of our busy day to cook a dish as a contribution. Later that evening, as the rain began to pour, it was finally time for dinner. We all answered the squeeze question with something to be thankful for on Argo (only fitting) and began the feast. Sorry for everything blog post is about food, but today it is actually worth speaking of. The meal consisted of chicken, cheesy bread, green bean casserole, stuffing, applesauce, sweet potatoes, mashed potatoes, corn, apple pie, buckeyes, brownies, pumpkin pie, and custard. Everyone had full food babies under their foulies by the time it was over. Now, after a long clean-up, we are going to most likely pass out in our beds and anxiously await our exciting wake-up call, which will be at 4 in the morning! We only have a short passage to arrive in East London and continue our way down to Cape Town.