Location: Ko Sichang, Thailand
Ko Sichang, Thailand — Most shipmates arrived in Bangkok very late last night, so we all stayed at a hotel in the city overnight. We all met for breakfast at 8:30 this morning and got ready to make our way to Ko Sichang, where Argo was waiting for us. We were picked up by a minibus and suffered in Bangkok traffic on our way to Si Racha, but still got to the dock in time to make the ferry that took us to Ko Sichang. From there, we were picked up in dinghies by the staff on Argo and finally arrived at our new home. Thai food was waiting for us on board, and after a big lunch and more formal introductions, we all sat down to talk about the program and policies. Later, shipmates had time to unpack and get settled in, and everyone enjoyed their first saltwater shower. Following dinner, shipmates were introduced to specific areas and systems of the boat.