Today was volcanoes and ships day. This might sound like a weird combo, but in true expedition form, we landed at Sangeang Island, an active volcano, made some local friends and they brought us hiking up the alluvial outwash to find a cave with swiftlets nesting. Afterwards, our Bugis friends took us to their village where they were deep in the construction of an enormous, traditionally built wooden Phinisi ship. A climb inside gave us an appreciation for the scale and craftsmanship (the Bugis have been ship building for 400 years). As the sun set, we headed back to our own beautiful ship even more appreciative of National Geographic Orion’s beautiful form and comforts.