Valentine’s Day aboard National Geographic Endurance was spent entirely at sea! We recently departed the South Orkneys and headed east across stormy waters to visit the South Sandwich Islands. Not often visited, we headed to the islands with great anticipation.

Following a mandatory briefing about the wonders of our upcoming destinations, we heard presentations from historian Ezra about the discovery of the South Sandwich Islands and from naturalist Conor about the whales of the Southern Ocean.