Location: Koh Chang, Thailand
Today Argo and her crew arrived in Koh Chang after weaving our way past fishing buoys and the lights of the ocean liner Queen Mary 2 across the Gulf of Thailand. After a lunch of chicken pesto pasta, we headed down below for MTE Navigation Master practice. With the exam looming near, everyone wants to get in as much class time as possible in order to get the certification. We poured over the practice charts of the Chesapeake Bay with our dividers and Breton plotters, hoping to master every skill that may be asked on tomorrow’s exam. We have even scheduled a study session for after dinner. After MTE, we had a few hours of rest before we turned into Ao Bangbao, searching for a place to drop anchor. Once we had sail covers on and had given the hull a soapy wash, we were able to cool off by jumping into the calm waters. After dinner, we were given a wonderful surprise. After making a strong recovery at home, Caroline has returned to Argo! Everyone is excited to have our full crew back on board and in good health to finish the trip.