Location: 12 51.81'S 90 14.09'E
Today we had the rare honor of hitting 200 miles traveled in the past 24 hours. We are making great time and at this rate, we will make it to Mauritius in 12 days instead of 14 but I don’t want to jinx it. The crew is easing back into passage life like getting up in the middle of the night for watch. It especially nice to have the engine off and listen to the sound of the wind through our sails. Everyone has high spirits for this passage and is looking forward to going where many have not. There is a lot to do on Argo, we are writing papers and studying for tests but the days are going so fast It seems as if the sun rises only for a second before it is dark out and it is time to go to bed again. We are constantly busy whether it be with class watch or trying to catch up on sleep. Coffee is a necessity on board and without it, I don’t think anything would get done at all. Our hot water maker broke during our last passage and life has been hard. We have had to settle for cold coffee occasionally. We got a new one on home island in Cocos but it draws more power than our old one so we have had to be careful when we use it. So far we have been able to get so daily. A hot cup is definitely appreciated up on bow watch.
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