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February 18, 2018

Greetings from a chilly but sunny Southern Ocean. Yesterday, we were excited to have the first ship on the radar for several weeks: a container ship, 14 miles away but not visible. However, this afternoon we were even more excited by the glistening appearance of a sea mammal alongside us, probably a sea lion, but possibly a seal. Our leader Laurie’s aptitude for spotting is much appreciated.

Also much appreciated, was a good night’s sleep last night due to calmer conditions. Another of yesterday’s highlights was having every available sail set. Today, we are heading North East, in anticipation of picking up the favourable Westerlies which should carry us down to the Horn.

Forward Starboard Watch continues to enjoy themselves!

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