There aren’t many places in the world you can visit and still be at a loss for words with awe and wonder every time you come back. Our first day exploring Antarctica today was nothing short of spectacular. From humpback whales before breakfast, to penguins in the sunshine, glassy reflections, magnificent icebergs, glaciers calving and perfect evening light, we really couldn’t have asked for a better start to our trip on the Antarctic Peninsula.
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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.