Location: Villefranche, France

This morning we awoke to the picturesque scenery of Villefranche Sur Mer and enjoyed a breakfast on deck together before a quick Marine Biology class and then parting for the day to explore our surroundings. Some shipmates headed to Nice, just a short bus ride away, to find a great pedestrian area with good shopping and delicious ice cream. Others stayed closer, getting lost on the quaint winding, narrow roads of Villefranche. Those with enough ambition made the hike to a small launderette and replenished their fresh clothing stock. We reconvened back aboard Argo for an afternoon oceanography class followed by dinner. After dinner, those shipmates enrolled in Professional Skipper and Crew Training had their first class meeting and we all enjoyed a sound night’s sleep.