Location: English Harbour, Antigua

Today began at 12:00 am with all hands on deck. We had to prepare the boat and depart for Antigua, a trip that was supposed to take 9-10 hours. After we were underway, I was able to get about 2 hours of sleep before the dream team, “Watch Team Tres,” was in charge. I woke up and made my way on deck only to immediately fall; I like lifelines. Otherwise, our watch was not that bad, only having to make a few modifications to the sails. As 6:00 am rolled around, “Watch Team Tres” was able to enjoy a pretty cool sunrise. Now I was able to sleep for about 6 hours before our watch was needed back on deck. I was hoping to wake up ready to dock in Antigua, but an overheating engine and sailing into the wind slowed us down a bit. I spent the 12:00 pm shift on bow watch, searching for things we could run in too. After the watch, I worked on some SCUBA papers for my advanced open water certification, and I wrote a super sweet letter to my super sweet girlfriend. By now, it was time to prepare the boat to be docked. We brought the sails down and carefully docked her for dinner at about 6:30 pm. The propane tank is broken, so we ordered some “Big Banana Pizza”-Sweet. Everyone is tired and a little sad our shore time was cut into, but it was a good day overall. -Madd Dog