Wow 33 days at sea and so many exciting things happened!
So I left my parents in Argentina and set sail on the longest passage yet.
This passage was full of beautiful sunsets and perfect storms.
The green flash was becoming a normal occurrence as the crew would watch the perfect sunsets off the stern of the ship. I saw the green flash three nights in a row! I even saw it from from aloft!
We had to do some loopdy loops in the ocean to await for the perfect weather window to get into Tristan.
But was it ever worth it! Tristan is so green! The first thing I did once I got to shorewas lay in the grass!
We had students from the island ages 8-14 give us a tour. We saw the volcano, the potato patches and some penguins!
I helped plan the winter formal dance for the crew onboard. Everyone dressed up, had a fancy dinner (WITH napkins!), watched the sunset and then danced on the for’deck.
Christmas and new years was also in this passage. My parents gave me some Christmas cards they received for me and a stocking to open on Christmas!
Exams were during new years, so most of the crew had to be woken up 10 minutes before the new year so we could celebrate. After hugs all around I headed back to bed.
Students took over the ship for 24 hours. Sailing all by ourselves, we rigged and raised a sail that we have never raised before.
With a goal of staying on an impossible course we doused some sails and set others trying to stay on course and sailing above 5 knots.
My dad wasn’t lying when he said we would be able to smell land. We really could! It was the best smell I’ve smelt in a while! We could even hear the waves crashing on the shore.
Then the first mate told me my dad was talking to her this morning and he already found a webcam pointing at us. Haha!
After landing in port the crew ate anything BUT BEANS!! After sailing for so long, you begin to run out of fresh food. Then the meat. Then pasta… so you eat beans.
For every meal. Every day!