Another wonderful sea day! We awoke onboard National Geographic Endurance this morning to clearing skies and calmer seas. Today’s priorities were to catch up on sleep, organize photos, and find a quiet place onboard to read, study, observe the ocean waves, or reflect on the trip. We still have four days before we disembark, and we enjoyed being on the ship and all the comforts it offers.
After breakfast, we viewed Invaders of the UK. This short video is about the biodiversity that abounds in the United Kingdom Overseas Territories. After this, certified photo instructor Adam Britton and National Geographic photographer Tyrone Turner led a photo critique session with suggestions to improve our submitted photos. After lunch was served, naturalist Erin Britton offered a presentation on the life of King (and Macaroni) Penguins. Later in the afternoon, Captain Aaron Wood gave a special presentation entitled, The Inside Story on National Geographic Endurance. After recap and dinner, we arrived at the Falkland Islands and toured Kidney Bay from the ship, marveling at the abundance of seabirds. Then naturalist Ezra Siegel presented another rousing trivia competition, this time focused on South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands. As dusk fell, we thought about the wondrous sights in store for us after two full sea days to reach the Falkland Islands.