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Location: 19 50.9'N 047 15.6'W

Hello everyone!

Today started like any other: people waking up after their watch earlier in the morning and heading up on deck for lunch. Lunch, in my opinion, was one of the most exciting parts of the day. Not only because we had pancakes, but because halfway through the meal, a whole pod of dolphins was spotted right off the bow. Naturally, we all rushed over to see them spinning and playing right under the bowsprit. All of us had the widest grins on our faces, and I believe there was a debate about whether or not we should feed the dolphins pancakes (we decided against it). It was so amazing to see such beautiful animals so close. Unsurprisingly, the feeling was just as incredible as it was when we had seen a pod of dolphins the previous day during the morning watch when we were allowed on the bowsprit to get a closer look.

The rest of the day carried on like normal. We had Seamanship class and got to continue working on our Nav Master, which is always fun. Then, we had an amazing beef pasta bake for dinner. Although I don’t think the salties were too happy about the clean-up, one should always expect a greasy clean-up when Joe is head chef. The day ended with a pretty sunset and good vibes, which is really all you can ask for when crossing an ocean.

Before signing off, I feel like it is important to clarify that I was supposed to be a drier today, but Garrett Sr. traded me for skipper so that I could write the blog and wish my wonderful mother a happy birthday! To my mom, I miss you, and I can’t wait to tell you all about my mid-Atlantic adventures when I get back <3

-Liz

Photo 1: The salty pit.
Photo 2: Grace getting her hair chopped off by Freddie.
Photo 3: Grace and Jack with the remnants of Grace’s chopped hair.
Photo 4: Savanna cooking lunch in the galley.
Photo 5: Joe taste-testing a pancake.

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