Location: Gili Aer, Indonesia
As the day started, we had our eyes on the island. We were to round and drop anchor in Gili. However, as the day dragged on, the island only seemed to get further and further away, even with five sails up at one point. We finally arrived just before the sky went dark and the rain started pouring. During this everlasting day journey, we had breakdowns, assembling line showers, and boiling hot classes. The breakdown happens during class when a fellow crewmate (who will remain anonymous but with the initials of RBW) started crying, and I quote, “I’m literally dying” because she was not able to stand the heat any longer. Then we had showers. However, the saltwater pump was not working, so we had team Jelly dump buckets of saltwater on a line of waiting for people. Then I came in to hose people down with fresh water, but for only ten seconds, for freshwater is liquid gold on Argo. After this exciting day, it still feels like we have been on Argo for over a month but then realize that it has only been 16 days.
P.S. hi mom