Author: Brian Snouffer
Location: Underway to Brazil in the Atlantic Ocean
Today provided a break from a regular passage day. Some shipmates decided yesterday to run a secret Valentines Day game on board. Everyone drew names and had to give a Valentine gift to whoever they drew. This morning a number of the crew, myself included, was up still working, or just starting their gifts. Needless to say, there isnt any place where one can go and purchase a gift, so everyone had to get creative. And in that respect no one disappointed. There were gifts ranging from the practical, a global power converter, to sweets, peoples much treasured supply of chocolate. Joe was sent on a half hour long scavenger hunt that resulted in a treasure of candies, Captain Dan received a hand stitched chili pepper that is now hanging in his bunk and the crew even got introduced to The Colonel who you may start to see posing in future photos. To top off the festivities and finish off dinner, Cat, Steph and Annie labored over a scrumptious cake with homemade coconut frosting for everyone to enjoy.
Besides the holiday, an unusual event broke up the 'day to day grind," its not really a grind I love every minute out here. A group of tuna was jumping out of the water trying to catch the flying fish who were in turn trying their hardest not to be caught. It made for a great show and made our fisherman upset that they couldnt get one of the tuna to bite.