Location: Civitavechia, Italy

This morning started off with a welcome little lie-in after our arrival in Civitavechia at midnight. After a delicious breakfast of French toast prepared by Zoe, Erick, and Will, the crew split into their boat appreciation jobs and gave Argo a good clean. While John and Abby were up the mast polishing the spreaders, Chris and Dani went provisioning, bosun Rachel led her crew of deckies, Kevin, Philip, and Bret washed the chain locker, and a stellar crew down below made the salon and galley sparkle. After lunch the basic seamanship class reviewed lights, anchoring, reefing, and docking in preparation for their upcoming midterm, then most of the crew spent the afternoon exploring the busy city of Civitavechia. The chefs, along with guest star Philip, prepared an amazing dinner of chicken and eggplant parmesan that will not be soon forgotten. An oceanography quiz and slide show and a bit of evening shore time will close out this busy day for Argo’s crew.