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Location: Underway to Richard's Bay

 

Today is day three into our passage from Mauritius to Richards Bay, our first destination in South Africa. The past few days have been extremely calm. We’ve been slowly getting back into the ways of life on passage, showers have been changed from after class to before, as we move into a bit cooler weather. We’ve started navigation classes in MTE, and some of us in PSCT (Professional Skipper and Crew Training) are learning how to use a sextant. Today we took our first-noon site of the sun! We have lots of things to do with papers due in Oceanography, our big projects to work on, marine biology tests coming up. Weare always kept busy, and on a rare occasion, we do have free time. There are so many things to learn about or sleep. Sleep is always an option during free time. This morning watch team 2 was lucky enough to experience yet again, more dolphins! They also got to see a whale! When my watch team 3 came on at noon, we reefed our mainsail and sheeted in our other two sails as the wind has started to shift in front of us. We are nearing Madagascar, and if our predictions are correct, we will defiantly be in for a ride. We just reefed our sail as a precaution. Anyways, all is good at the moment and shall hopefully remain great. Bye for now. Hope all is good at home for everyone. Lots of love.