Location: Underway to Dominica, Transatlantic Day 6, 23*09.06'N 28*47.80'W
At eight-thirty I was woken by Trixi telling me I have watch at nine. Our watch team was lucky enough to come above deck to a warm breeze and little rocking. Veronica and I spotted a shear waterbird while we were on bow watch. At the end of our watch, we hit some wind, turned off the engine, and sheeted in the sails. We heard and saw lightning, so lunch was going to happen in the salon. Ava Leigh, Kristina, and Katie made us a delicious soup for lunch. If I thought butter and honey on bread were good in Granada, I had no idea what I was in for mid-Atlantic.
After lunch, we had oceanography with Emma. We learned about estuaries and coastal waters. Then we went straight into class with Ben. We got our Myers-Briggs personality test results. So many of them were spot on. It’s two-thirds ENTJ (extrovert, intuition, thinking, judging). The motor came off for the second time when we stopped for ocean showers. We went swimming in 5,000 meters in the middle of the Atlantic! The water was so warm and crystal clear. It was awesome! Wolfgang Puck, Paula Dean, and Emeril hit the kitchen and made us sausages with rice and beans. Another great meal in the books. We turned the engine off for the third time when we hit more wind, and we picked up to 10 knots. Dominica doesn’t know what’s coming.
Now I sit watching salon stewards, chefs and stragglers sing ain’t no mountain high enough.” All in all, a great day to be on Argo. Miss you mom and pop!