Location: 22 28.17'S 54 33.71'E
At the moment the weather is pleasant with relatively flat seas and just a gentle breeze. The fishing lines were put out and we started to get into the rhythm of passage life once again. Another 24hrs at sea and land feels a long way away.
The island of Reunion appeared and then quickly disappeared this morning as we continued to push on to the South West. As we watched it sink below the horizon we talked about how the next land we will see will likely be the last country that we will visit on this adventure. By the end of the trip, we will have sailed a 1/3 of the way around the world at an average speed of about 8mph.
Today’s classes were Oceanography and Leadership. Part of today’s class was to complete a one-minute presentation on a random topic. Topics ranged from how to make toast, to how to hail a taxi, to how to ask a girl out on a date, to how to get your pet to do the wobble. I wish we could upload small video clips because some of them were hilarious.
Tonight those students who are trying to obtain their IYT Master of Yachts 200 Tonnes have their next exam – Meteorology. We are all wishing them the best of luck.
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