This morning we wake up early as we need to disembark before 9:00am.
We feel hesitant to leave the boat and our friends. While Antarctica is no longer uncharted land, it was still uncharted by us. And while the Heroic Age of Antarctic Exploration ended decades ago, our stage of Antarctic exploration ends today. The diverse flora and fauna will never leave our minds, and the sheer remoteness of the white continent ensures it will hold a special place in our hearts. And as we age and our crisp memories fade, we'll at least have many photos and this journal to help take us back to that special time when we were both explorers.