Location: Civitavecchia, Italy

After an exhausting day in Rome, we proved that there truly is no rest for the weary as we woke up early for one of our favorite breakfasts – yogurt and granola. After breakfast, the shipmates learned all about tides in MTE class, then had shore time to explore Civitavecchia and catch up on errands. Meanwhile, some worked feverishly to get ready for their oceanography class presentations. After lunch, students presented their work and we learned about everything from hydrothermal vents, to red tides, to tsunamis. Following class, we enjoyed a couple of free hours, and then prepared Argo for passage to Elba. We sailed off into the sunset after a hearty dinner and watch teams took turns throughout the night to guide our schooner to the island where Napoleon was exiled.