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Location: Underway to St. Helena

A special hello to all those who are reading this blog. You obviously really care about your associate’s well being. The stars were absolutely incredible last night. Seeing the Milky Way with a clear sky, free from light pollution, really puts your life into perspective. The sea was calm and the sky was partly cloudy. This weather allowed us to enjoy our classes without getting seasick. Today we discussed the main influences in our life, did homework, learned about the ecosystem and did watch. A lot of readers are probably thinking that it is very difficult to get used to our 4 hours on watch and 8 hours off of watch schedule, but it’s not. My watch team actually prefers the 12am-4am shift the most. During these hours, we save most of our snacks by not being really hungry. Today we discovered that from 8pm-12am there is a team of pirates that steals our food and puts them in our bellies. They are called the Deadly Watch Munchies. Hopefully we will catch these pirates, but for now, we have enough snack to feed them.