Location: underway

Today marked the last full day of passage for this journey. We had a beautiful day of sailing and actually had to try to slow down in order to have a daylight arrival in Tahiti. After staying up until the wee hours drawing sea creatures, our Marine Biology logbooks were finally turned in, marking the completion of the course. The science classes were combined, and we all watched “Air Jaws,” a documentary about great white sharks. After class, we saw the flukes of some whales off our port bow, and not too long after, we heard Teddy cry, “Land ho!” As our approach to Tahiti continued into the night, a storm surrounded us and filled the night sky with lightning. It was a little reminder that we’re not there yet, and we still have to be on top of our game to arrive in Tahiti safely in the morning.