Location: underway

Today was an excellent day of sailing. We averaged around 8.5 knots and have been loving the fresh sea breezes without the rumble of the engine. We’re now about halfway through our passage to the Marquesas. Rumor has it that this stretch is the farthest away from dry land than you can possibly be on the planet! We had a marine biology lecture on coral reef ecology, and then we all got together and watched the coral reef episode of Blue Planet. Everyone is squeaky clean after our showers. We celebrated Danimal’s birthday and enjoyed an excellent dinner of stir fry and brownies! It hasn’t rained on watch team two yet, so it’s been a terrific day!