Location: 17º22.61'N 51º57.74'W
This morning began with watch team two on the 8-12 watch, and we were lucky enough to be visited by yet another pod of dolphins. The cool early morning air was blissful. However, it didn’t last nearly long enough. The sun was hot and strong by the time I made my way down below to get the rest of the crew up and ready for a great lunch of chicken salad and copious amounts of delicious freshly baked bread (courtesy of Liz, Jack, Brianne, and Charlie). The bulk of the afternoon was spent rotating through our navigation master groups and our free time dedicated to fish IDs, downloaded movies (thank you, Brianne), and writing our final papers for leadership. We finished off the day with another great meal from the chef team – hard to go wrong with creamy garlic pasta. During the squeeze, I asked the group what fictional universe they would choose to live in. Answers were all over the board, but Harry Potter seemed to be the favorite.
As we near the two-week benchmark of our passage, the mixed emotions of excitement for arrival and realization of how rapidly we’re approaching our adventure’s end are setting in. We push each other to enjoy every moment, even the ones when we’re struggling to keep our eyes open as we force ourselves out of our bunks at ungodly hours. Because as soon as we’re on deck, under the stars, or enjoying a sunrise in the company of our watch teams, we remember exactly why we’re here and exactly why we will not take one minute for granted.
Sending tons of love back home to all the families and friends. You’ll be hearing from us again before you know it!
Mama, Dad, Mia, and all my people, I love and miss you and can’t wait to share all our adventures with you 🙂
-Skipper of the day, Sav
Photo 1: Celia, Zoe, and Joe, displaying several of the moods inspired by chart work.
Photo 2: A selection of our finest lifejacket tans featuring Akiva, Jack, and Henry.
Photo 3: Our lovely crew after dinner.
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