Icebergs littered the horizon with sightings of albatross guiding us back across the Drake passage.

Breakfast was quiet, with guests enjoying sleeping in. We were walking about the bridge, quizzing the captain about Drake versus lake experiences and hearing so many interesting stories.

Chelsea began the morning presentation all about how essential the Southern Ocean is for the climate and the productivity of the world’s oceans.

Tiphanie shared her story of working as a fisheries scientist in the Falklands, followed by Sean who brought home the realities of the impacts of climate change on the Southern Ocean and our world.

We finished the penultimate day with cocktails, the last recap (which included unveiling the results of the ice competition) and delicious homemade pizza!

Sleep, relaxation, and learning. Perhaps a little different Drake crossing than Ernest Shackleton and his men experienced.