Location: underway

After a few early morning showers the skies cleared and allowed us to keep doing deck maintenance under the sun while we continue our watch rotation. We then had an afternoon of Oceanography where the students gave a presentation to the group on their respective research projects on various topics in marine science. The winds came back today and we have been sailing at good speed since the afternoon, reaching about 8 knots by dinner time. It’s also been a day of celebration, with not one but two birthdays, and both Anna and Dash received a flurry of wishes, streamers and birthday brownies. We are now enjoying daylight hours in more normal times as we adjusted our clocks by 3 hours yesterday to account for all the miles we’ve covered to the West since we’ve left the Galapagos. We’re sailing into the night at good speed, looking forward to reaching the Marquesas in a few days. andlt;br /andgt;andlt;br /andgt;andlt;hr width=’100’/andgt;andlt;div align=’center’andgt;andlt;tableandgt;andlt;trandgt;andlt;tdandgt;andlt;