Location: Underway to Australia

Today started as a rather slow and relaxing day. We are now four days into our biggest (and final) passage. My watch team had the 4 am to 8 am watch. The sea was flat, and the sunrise was beautiful. After going over the notes for our Marine Bio exam, we enjoyed a nice baked potato soup lunch by Emily, Sam, and Garrison. We then had our third Marine Biology Exam as well as a leadership class on implementing change.

After that, we all showered on deck, but our showers got interrupted by a pleasant surprise: we caught a fish! It was a beautiful, nearly 30-pound mahi-mahi, which we cleaned, filleted, cooked, and ate in a little bit more than 2 hours. The meal turned out to be delicious, and everybody seemed to be in a good mood. There is still little to no wind at all, so we are mostly motoring our way to Australia, expecting to arrive in Cairns on Wednesday.

It has been unreal seeing how fast this trip is flying by. With less than two weeks until the end, we are all trying our best to take it all in and make the best of this unique experience. Needless to say, we are all more than excited for Australia, especially considering that our classes are going to be over once we get there. Onward!

P.S. Love you, mom and dad, wishing you the happiest anniversary, can’t wait to get back, filakia!

Pictured: Maddie on the helm, the mahi-mahi, the sunset

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