Location: Falmouth Harbor, Antigua
Well, today started with our last watch’s underway sail this semester onboard Argo. Before bringing her into Antigua, we hit a little squall and were lucky enough to get not one, not two, but THREE rainbows afterward. We also saw a humpback breach in the distance in front of the volcanic island Montserrat. As we entered Falmouth Harbour, we were in awe of the plethora of beautiful sailboats, every shape, and size, most of which we will be sailing against starting Thursday in Antigua’s Classics Week Regatta. Words cannot explain our excitement. Once we dropped anchor and ate an appetizing bacon Mac N Cheese lunch, we had a little boat appreciation cleanup from our passage departing the BVIs. Afterward, some of us finished up our Oceanography research papers, and the others had some shore time. We had planned to have a little cookout and bonfire on the beach tonight; however, due to the weather, we had to postpone until tomorrow. Fingers crossed it doesn’t rain on us again! Tonight, however, marks the first night of eating down in the saloon throughout this entire passage, that just goes to show how amazing the weather has been these past 77 days! Zack and Jason made some of the best chicken we’ve had to date, which is pretty crazy considering all of the amazing chicken that has been made on this boat. We mean business when it comes to our food. Ending our night reminiscing on our favorite stories so far, and getting ready to finally watch the film, White Squall. It’s really crazy to think that we have circumnavigated the Caribbean these past couple weeks and are back to the place where we started it all.