Location: Ko Samui, Thailand
With dawn break and the sun rising of the green hills of Koh Samui, another day of adventure come around. This morning was spent watching videos of sailors running up their masts and swan diving from the top whilst underway or conversely standing on the very bottom part of the boat (the keel) as the boat tips over and swan diving from that, again whilst underway. Whilst nothing as extreme as these two publicity stunts for Hugo Boss happens on Argo, I think it typifies the very essence of what we are about and what everyone who steps foot on board Argo is striving for, that next big crazy adventure. Tomorrow the shipmates take complete control of the vessel as they endeavor to take us to our next destination, Koh Tao, a relatively short 40 mile stint up the Gulf. Whilst some may be forgiven for handing over complete control of a 130 ton vessel to their students, I am quietly confident that with the culmination of all their knowledge learned so far in seamanship and oceanography classes we will arrive in Koh Tao as if it had just been another normal day cruising the islands of Thailand.