Location: underway

Today was a relatively calm and standard day on Argo. We are underway en route to Gibraltar, sailing close-hauled with the prevailing winds coming from almost exactly where we want to be heading, requiring frequent tacks. The wind has been blowing tons of waves and spray over the deck, making this the wettest passage yet. Today has been a great day for wildlife, with frequent but short visits from dolphins off our bow, a few Minke whales at lunchtime, and a large pod of 10-12 pilot whales following us at dinnertime. We’ve kept with the watch cycle we are all so familiar with, and a sighting of Africa is keeping morale high for what’s to come.