We awoke to calm seas on the first morning of our expedition in the Southern Ocean in the Scotia Sea. This is our first sea day as we make our way to South Georgia, and we were treated to great views of many seabirds, including wandering, royal, and black-browed albatrosses, southern and northern giant petrels, sooty and great shearwaters, and rockhopper and Magellanic penguins, as well as several other species. A highlight of our day was sighting and viewing a southern right whale, spotted by Captain Oliver. This whale is distinguished by a V-shaped blow, callosities on its head, the lack of a dorsal fin, and a smooth back and fluke, all of which we were able to see easily. During the day, we had interesting presentations about seabirds, photography, and cetaceans. Our evening concluded with our Captain’s Welcome Cocktails.