Location: Port Louis, Mauritius

Spirits were high this morning. Rain showers were off and on, but land was in the distance. After 13 days in the open ocean, we all marveled at the sight of the volcanic island and the dolphins which escorted us to the harbor. We have all enjoyed our passage but are excited about the prospect of civilization. Mauritius customs boarded while we were underway to the island, and we were tied to the dock about lunchtime. For the first time in over a week, I was able to put my cup of coffee in the galley and count on it still being there when I returned to it. We have all developed an appreciation for level living spaces. After a thorough boat appreciation, Argo is spotless. We have all put on our cleanest clothes (clean has become a relative term), and we are all eager for some shore time tonight.