A day at sea near the beginning of a voyage is a time of anticipation, of learning the ship’s layout, and, in this case, a time to prepare our gear for a visit to South Georgia. The expedition staff filled the day with some fine lectures, and after lunch we had a bio-security extravaganza of boot scrubbing, vacuuming, and Velcro inspection. Between it all, many took advantage of any free moment to step outside to get some pictures of the numerous seabirds that always accompany a ship in these waters.