Location: Underway to the Tuamotus
After a 19 day passage, three days from Nuku Hiva to Ahe Atoll seems like child’s play. Already 2/3 of the way into our passage, we’ve gotten back on the passage life routine as if we had never stopped. Today’s meals, engineered by Head Chef Sophie were absolutely fantastic, after lunch we went on to have our FINAL Oceanography lecture (we’re SO close!), as well as a leadership class, and capped the class portion of the day with some PSCT for the advanced sailing group and Dive Master class for the Dive Master candidates on board.
April Fool’s has been in full force today as Watch Team 1 gave our fearless leader a bit of a surprise after our afternoon watch and other shipmates received some fun pranking love from others on board.
Other than that, it has been a fairly easy day of passage life as we get on to the last full day before arriving in Ahe Atoll in the Tuamotus. This next stop will be very different than our last. The Marquesas are fairly young volcanic islands, so they are still quite tall with very little fringing reef and few beaches. The Tuamotus are the oldest islands in French Polynesia, and they are very low-lying with lots of barrier reefs and atoll formations.
See y’all next time!
Pictured: Amanda, Eliza, and Tim on deck during sunset; Meg cheffing it up in the galley, Ian’s bunk after the students played an April Fool’s Day prank on him
11 37.07′ S
143 09.05′ W