Location: Underway to Sardegna
After a long night and a long morning of battling less than peaceful seas, some members of Argo, myself included, decided to skip breakfast for an early morning nap and go straight to lunch. There is frustration among us of why we didn’t anchor where we planned, Calvi on Corsica island, but due to rough conditions, it was seen in everyone’s best interests to keep truckin’ south to Sardegna. Despite the number of the crew who fell victim to seasickness, we lunched on gourmet nachos before having our first professional skipper and crew training (PSCT) class, where we were introduced to what we’re going to begin to learn. After lunch, we tacked the sails and cleaned the deck, a more than daily routine for all of us. Everyone is getting more efficient at their roles on the Argo, and improvement is not only daily but hourly. The crew is getting closer. I guess there’s just something about battling 20ft waves and 30knot winds that binds people who just met each other for the first time two weeks ago together. But we haven’t seen anything yet. The real battle is yet to come. After PSCT, we have marine biology. This is a completely different classroom. When you are up all night with your teacher doing engine checks and helming through swells, there’s an understanding of why your paper isn’t going to be in on time. So the crew of the Agro was allowed one more day to finish their homework. For dinner, we had pasta carbonara and then formed back into our watch teams to finish the trip to Sardegna. We plan to arrive at our destination around 4 am. Meaning if I’m lucky, I won’t have to pull a second watch, even though a small part of me wants it. It’s a completely different world at night, no land in sight, just stars, swells, and the wind, pushing us forward through life.
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