Location: Gili Islands, Indonesia

After a packed three days in Bali, the crew mustered on deck at 2:30 am to say a groggy goodbye. Half an hour later, I was back in my bunk, sound asleep, as watch group 1 stood watch on the way to the Gili Islands. As soon as we were anchored (and aced our oceanography quiz), the crew jumped off the bowsprit for our first ocean shower since Lizard Island! Congrats to Sean, who, after some trials and tribulations, is now a pro at swan diving off the cap rail. In high spirits, the crew dressed up for Will’s 21st birthday, sporting their new Bali sarongs, and enjoyed some delicious cake courtesy of Allison’s baking! The sunset over the town was gorgeous but short-lived as storm clouds rolled in, a reflection of our apprehension towards our VHF radio test after dinner. Though the exam was hard, I think we all did well, and the storm never hit, resulting in another incomparable night aboard Argo. Lima Oscar Victor Echo.