Late last night, we said goodbye to Aotearoa with a whale-krill-palooza and sailed north towards Norfolk Island. We traveled all day today, making our way to the home of the endemic Norfolk pine and so much more. A fresh breeze moved us along with seabirds as our companions. We spotted many different shearwaters and petrels, a few albatrosses, and a pod of dolphins or two. Expectations are high as we head to a famous and incredible spot.

Photo caption and photographer: A black-winged petrel. Photo by Mike Greenfelder