Location: Palma de Mallorca

Today was another wonderful day for the crew aboard Argo.
We went to shore today. I was in the last dingy to Palma because I have a tendency to procrastinate on my schoolwork. Once ashore, everyone split up. After exploring the city a bit and finding an ATM, I got gelato with Caroline and Hana. Of course, it was pretty dang tasty. We explored some more and met up with some others. It was about lunchtime, so we found some classic Spanish food: sushi. It was quite good and decently priced. Tommy, Steven, Chris, and I all went to a large shopping center to stock up on snacks and some other things for our upcoming passage to Motril. We then explored some more (exploring is kinda my favorite thing to do in a city) and found a cool puzzle store. The shopkeeper there gave each one of us a different puzzle to try and solve. Not many of us succeeded. We then found some cappuccino and headed back to the boat. The rest of our normal schedule finished, and that’s where we are now.
Living aboard Argo truly makes me think about where I am and where I want to be in life. The ship is beautiful, the people are awesome, and life is good. However, living in such close quarters with so many people can take its toll on a person. I feel we are halfway between complete strangers and almost family; it’s a weird dynamic. People seem to enjoy each other’s presence enough, but at the same time, petty arguments break out from time to time. It’s one of those things that makes me wonder about why people act the way they do. Nevertheless, the crew of Argo is one big family, even if sometimes dysfunctional, and I am pleased to be a member.

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