Location: Pain a Sucre, Les Saintes

Bon Jour from the Saints! For most of us on board, we started the day at 5 am to do a sunrise hike. The hike was up to an old fort from the 1800s overlooking the harbor. After pictures and some trail mix, we made the hike back to Argo. After breakfast, we had a full day of activities, including a navigation dive, head talk, and academics. After we discussed the heads (bathrooms for all you non-sailors) and how to unclog them, the advanced dive groups went for a navigation dive. While they dove, everyone else caught up on work and studying. After lunch, we had science labs and “dinghy skool” to teach us how to operate one of our dinghies named Smoke. It was a wet lesson all around but very informative and important. Science labs were done to introduce us to the equipment onboard and make us think about our research projects. Today was Argo’s first-ever turtle appreciation day for all my friends and family: everyone on board knows my obsession! The activities for turtle day were to wear green and think about turtles whenever possible, a very easy holiday, which will happen every 26 days while I am on board. That’s all for now until the next turtle appreciation day! -Ashley T., the Best Skipper of the Day