Today is the day that we cross below the Antarctic Circle! (66 degrees 33' South) We all gather on the bow of the ship for a photo and a toast of hot cocoa & rum and the captain blows the ships horn as we cross the circle. The expedition crew said at that moment we were further south than any other civilian (i.e. non-military or scientist) in the world. I'm getting chills even now remembering the moment!
Today we vacuumed all of our clothing & bags that we were planning to take with us on landings just to make sure we didn't transport any seeds or other plant/animal particles to the Continent where it can threaten the native habitat. And the day's lectures: Amundson the Sportsman, Scott the Hero? and Glacial Ice.