Location: Underway to Fiji
We are officially through day 6 of our passage, which means that my abs have been engaged for six straight days in an effort to stay upright on our ever rolling Argo. For watch team 2, run by Elle and myself, the day started nice and early with 330 am wake-ups for our 4am to 8am watch. We had a big bright full moon last night that lit up the sky for almost the entirety of our watch, even through the beautiful 630 am sunrise. After watch we were all able to go back to sleep for 4 hours before lunch, which I am always a big fan of. Conveniently lunch was exactly the same as that last time I wrote this blog, pumpkin and sweet potato curry expertly prepared by Tim. After lunch the I taught oceanography, where the students learned all about the currents and water circulation patterns throughout the globe, and specifically the South Equatorial Current that is helping us on our voyage across the Pacific right now. Following oceanography was leadership class and then a nice sunny round of deck showers. Watch team 2 then finished out their 2-6 watch that led us right into our dinner of pork roast and veggies. Right before dinner cleanup we were also treated to our first of six time changes of this passage, which also means an extra hour of sleep for watch team 2 before our 12 to 4am watch later this evening (:
To finish up this short but sweet blog post, after being scolded by my people back at home, I’ll be doing my first official set of shoutouts!
Hi Mom and Dad! I’m alive and well and love and miss you guys!
Hi Shauny! Good luck on your Staff Instructor this upcoming month, you’re going to kill it! Love and miss you too (:
And a preemptive shoutout to wish Claire a Happy 25th Birthday on April 19th, when we will still be underway (Mom please text Claire on this day for me thank you)
The next time I write a blog post we may well be spending our first full day in Fiji! See you all on the other side (:
0645.04’S x 10411.77’W
Picture 1: The full moon peaking between the rigging during the sunrise
Picture 2: Watch team 2 consisting of myself, Elle, Nick, Gill, Ezra, Riley, Una, Sam, and Elie after our 4-8am watch
Picture 3: Renee and Ezra in the dishy pit during sunset