Location: Huahine, French Polynesia

The day began with the dawning of a new adventure – literally. Last evening, we began our first real sail, putting Argo in her true form, and arrived this morning at dawn to see the outline of Huahine as the sun broke the horizon. It’s hard to imagine perfection being replicated but that’s what today felt like – leaving paradise only to arrive once again. Huahine welcomed us with lush green mountains, deep blue waters, and perfect weather. As we entered the protected bay through the channel, perfect A-frame waves broke over the reef to our port and starboard, instinctively following the reef line without being encumbered by a single surfer. After setting anchor, we said thank you to Argo for our safe passage by spending the better part of the morning cleaning the boat inside and out. The afternoon was spent ashore to explore and the evening to enjoy the tasty culinary delights of our head chef Jesse. And just when we thought the day couldn’t get any better, we learned all about marine invertebrates in marine bio class; weird and wild, these critters are ubiquitous across the reef, and the world once over, but rarely get the credit they deserve. Off the watch schedule, we were all happy to hit our cabins at the end of the day for a good nights rest.