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Location: Atlantic - 38.58N 41.47W

“Come all you young sailors and listen to me,
I’ll sing you a song of the fish and the sea,
[Chorus] And it’s windy weather, stormy weather,
When the wind blows we’re all together,
Blow ye winds westerly blow ye winds blow,
Jolly south westerlies, steady she goes
Up jumps the eel with a slippery tail,
Climbs up aloft and reach the top sail!
[Chorus]
Then up jumps the shark with his nine rows of teeth,
saying, ‘You eat the dough boys and I’ll eat the beef!’
[Chorus]
Then up jumps the whale, the largest of all,
‘If you want some wind, well I’ll blow yes a squall’

And it’s windy weather, stormy weather,
When the wind blows we’re all together,
Blow ye winds westerly blow ye winds blow,
Jolly south westerlies, steady she goes!”
This day started out like many other aboard Argo, and waking up for the 4 AM watch has become almost routine. Though it might have been the wonky sleep schedules or perhaps being out at sea for so long that has started playing tricks with our eyes. Bow watch spotted what seemed to be a ship on the horizon, but it turned out to be two specks of light from the rising sun. Actually now that I think about it it may even be the fact that everyone is studying for our first test tomorrow. However, it isn’t the frantic studying that precedes high school or college tests. Being able to talk to the crew at any time and practice vocabulary, knots, light signals, collision, fire, fog horns, flare usage, points of sail, buoys, and abandon ship procedures has been easy and fun. Today during class we split into groups and created short 3-5 minute presentations on each of the topics listed, and some of the groups got creative with enactments and descriptions. The dolphins came back again today too, even if it was only a few for a few seconds around the bow! We almost got rained on during dinner prep as well, but luckily enough the squall passed in front of us and we only caught the tail end of a drizzle. Despite how busy it may seem out here in the middle of nowhere, everyone has high spirits. The question asked today at dinner for everyone was, “What do you miss the least about life on shore?”