Our final day at sea enroute to the ocean’s most remote island group (with human habitation) has been one of reflection and preparation. With photos to edit and lingering memories of South Georgia still fresh on our minds, we heard a couple presentations on the state of invasive species in these remote island groups, foreshadowing the fact that this is an issue even in the planets most remote archipelago.

A fresh wind and precipitation followed us throughout the day, but the air temperature is rising along with the humidity, something the crew aboard this ship has not felt in many months. Moving north will slowly bring with it new species of animals as well. Many eyes stayed glued to the windows even though rest and relaxation were key components to the day; all preparation for an exciting 3 days ahead on the islands of Tristan da Cunha.