The day began with an early breakfast in C. Greens, stretches in the sanctuary, and then regular breakfast in Two Seven Zero and C. Greens. South Georgia was still approximately 400 nautical miles ahead, and birds were all about. By 0915, historian Josh Peck spoke to us about his fascinating time as Station Manager for the British Antarctic Service based out of Grytviken, South Georgia. This was followed by a lecture from our marine mammal specialist, Toby Stephenson, who introduced us to the pinnipeds of South Georgia. After lunch, guests received a briefing about the sensitivity of South Georgia, and then biosecurity of all boots and outer garments was conducted at Base Camp. Coinciding with the completion of biosecurity, our bridge crew spotted a group of fin and sei whales in the distance, and Captain Oliver graciously detoured so we could view them. Following Pilates and tea at 1600, we were treated to an extraordinary lecture by Mensun Bound, the man responsible for the discovery of Sir Earnest Shackleton’s wrecked vessel, Endurance, in 2021.