After sailing away from Barbados, we immediately set the sails as the wind was in our favor to sail through the night and in the morning were delighted to wake to Caribbean skies and a warm easterly breeze. After we had our coffee and breakfast, we had an introduction to sailing with our Captain John Svendsen. Regaling us with stories of the past and how the sailors today operate this traditional sailing vessel. We had a few visitors along the way, one being a couple sperm whales and later in the evening some large octopus. We ended our evening with our Captain’s Cocktail Party where we met the Sea Cloud’s key staff and Captain John Svendsen had thoughtful words for our journey ahead. After a fabulous dinner, Expedition Leader Paula had a surprise star-gazing night on the back deck with the skies opening up for all to see.