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Location: Port Denarau, Fiji

After much anticipation, we have arrived in Fiji! By 8 am the crew was together and finished with checking in bags. We then all quickly made it through security and hung out at the gate, getting to know each other while we waited to board. We were all very excited to see the plane finally arrived at the gate after a short delay. We were the only passengers on the flight, and we were able to spread out and sleep for hours; even though it was a long flight, it was still quite enjoyable. When we landed, we were quickly moved through customs and immigration, and there was a bus already waiting for us. On the way to Argo, we were escorted by both the police and the navy as we were dodging through traffic. Along the way to Argo, we watched a gorgeous sunset through the bus windows. When we arrived at the boat, we showered, began unpacking, and had dinner. We then had our first squeeze and began getting to know our shipmates as well as getting a brief orientation to the ship, and then we began our daily cleanup tasks. Tonight we also celebrated Tyler’s birthday!

Pictured: Our plane bound for Fiji; sunset on our way to Argo