Day 17- we left La Spezia late last night. We started our watches at 11:00 and they have continued throughout the day today. All of the watch teams have confirmed very smooth sailing. Today we had oceanography and marine biology after lunch. After class we all rested and hung out. Some people took naps, did homework, or sat in the sun on deck. This was one of the most relaxed days yet. It was really nice to spend time with each other without so much commotion going on around us.