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Location: Underway to Brazil in the Atlantic Ocean

The sweltering heat of the lower latitudes was momentarily mitigated this morning by welcomed cloud cover. By noon, however, the deck was again scorching as we formed a long lunch line. Days have given way to watch shifts as we bob across the ocean. This series of shifts was marked by students scrambling to finish telltale articles by tomorrow’s strict deadline. OCB and PADI classes were held in the air conditioned salon between the hours of 1 and 3. On deck showers promptly followed as ripe smelling shipmates lined up to be blasted with sea water. The MTE midterm looms ahead in the near future of tomorrow. Students will undoubtedly soon be driven to delirious states of feverish study. The sun is quickly melting into the horizon and so must I melt into my bed to catch a few minutes of sleep before watch. andlt;hr width=’100’/andgt;andlt;div align=’center’andgt;andlt;tableandgt;andlt;trandgt;andlt;tdandgt;andlt;