Location: Underway to Dominica, Transatlantic Day 3, 26*32.43' N 21*32.09' W
Today is the 3rd day of passage! It may seem like in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, there is not much to do, but every day, Argo is faced with new surprises. My watch team had the 9:00 A.M.-12:00 P.M, which means we got to eat cereal, one of my favorite parts of the day. We found a little baby squid that had been splashed on deck from a wave. We named it Timothy but didn’t keep it for long. We raised our captain, Kevin, up in the boson chair using the halyard so he could fix the chaffing gear on the shrouds. After lunch, we had Oceanography class with Emma, learning about waves and tides and comparing the Mediterranean tides to the Atlantic tides. Then Bryant taught us how to read a compass and find deviations using charts. The most exciting part of the day was when we spotted a couple of dolphins jumping on the port side of the boat, then came to discover that there were 20 or more swimming at our bow right under the dolphin striker! We could even hear them making dolphin squeals. It was amazing how close they were and how well we could see them. We ended the day with a wonderful dinner made by head chef Veronica. I am finally starting to get settled into the routine of being on a passage longer than three days. There are a lot more differences than living on land, and I am excited about all the unexpected surprises that are ahead of us as we get closer and closer to the Caribbean.