At first light this morning we were in view of Tonga although the night was a long one for most of the crew. A few shipmates slept well, but the majority didn’t sleep at all. At midnight, Watch Team 2 had to do some sail handling in the rain. Just after midnight we had a Watch Team change so Watch Team’s 2 and 3 handled the main sail together. Our arrival into Tonga was one of excitement, but also some tired eyes coupled with coffee. We spent the rest of the day checking into the country. After getting squared away with check-in, we were able to move off the dock and get Argo anchored off and away from the crowds where she likes it the most.
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