Location: Underway to Christmas Island in the Indian Ocean

Today the wind has been roaring, and Argo has kept a constant speed of about 8.5 knots, which should allow us to arrive on Christmas Island tomorrow. It has been a beautiful day with the sun shining and the ocean glistening. We started out the day with a Marine Biology test, followed by a viewing of the introduction to Blue Planet. Then as we came on deck, we were reminded of how we are living on this blue planet by the sight of a whale 100 yards off the bow. The whale quickly disappeared, and we went back to steering around fishing vessels. This was followed by a meal of chicken curry, which required lots of focus to eating due to the steady rocking of the boat.