The day began with views of sea birds and open ocean. The National Geographic Explorer sailed all day, headed for the Falklands Islands. We all spent the day watching albatross and other sea birds dance on the wind. There were presentations and time to catch up on editing photos. By the end of the day we were anchored off the coast of Bleaker Island.
National Geographic Explorer
On this busy day at sea, we are busy packing, attending interesting talks, getting important information about disembarkation, and having wonderful meals. At teatime, there are Swedish pancakes, berries, chocolate, ice cream, whipped cream and more! Soon, it’s time to dress up for the Captain’s Farewell Cocktail Party, where we reflect on our amazing experiences over the past twenty days. There was the Drake Passage, Antarctica, South Orkney Islands, South Georgia Island, and the Falkland Islands. So much history and wildlife. At dinner, oh my gosh, give me everything, especially the soup made from wild Falkland celery! The sea is calm, and the sun has come out as we head to Ushuaia, where our journey began. Yes, we are more than what we were before. We have grown and what a pleasure it is.