Location: Mindelo, Cape Verde Islands

Land ho. The lights of Sao Vicente greeted us as we awoke for the 6 am watch. It has been five days of passage life since we last spotted land. Though I am glad to see Cape Verde, and I am ready to explore a remote place of the earth, there is something about life at sea which I will miss. The rhythm of the watches, the people, and the boat is an experience unto itself. The vastness of the ocean can be mind-numbing. There were several days where it was just us and the ocean. It was a peaceful feeling. Yet, all the same, I was happy and excited to watch the sunrise as the jagged landscape of the Cape Verde Islands came into view. I have a feeling it will be a wonderful place for Argo to have a few days of well-needed rest before we head across an ocean. -Casey Jones