Location: underway

Today was a marvelous beginning to our passage between the Marquesas and the Tuamotus, fair winds have kept us sailing on a reach since our departure last evening. Although the Marquesas were quite spectacular, it is excellent to be back at sea, riding the tradewinds towards our next destination. Students enjoyed a review in preparation for the Basic Seamanship final in a few days and many spent the afternoon brushing up on chartwork and navigation. Oceanography students met this afternoon as well, taking advantage of the time underway to work on literature reviews. A few April Fool’s Day pranks were interspersed throughout the day, which gave everyone a good laugh. We are back in watch teams now and looking forward to a brilliant evening of sailing.andlt;hr width=’100’/andgt;andlt;div align=’center’andgt;andlt;tableandgt;andlt;trandgt;andlt;tdandgt;andlt;