Sailing northward towards our final archipelago the airs cool, the skies fill, and the seas build. Our fine ship points at the Azores with a sunrise on a mackerel sky. Beautiful white-capped waves slap against the hull as Bulwer’s petrels stream by.

Throughout the day our incredible field staff gave a series of presentations about our next destination. As we learn about the islands ahead, our excitement builds, though a loud “boo” arose when we mentioned our upcoming disembarkation, as none of us want to this voyage to end.

Being our last full day at sea, the hotel held many special events for us. A sushi lunch followed by an ice-cream social gave us all time to enjoy each other’s company in beautiful weather.

With eyes towards the horizon, we look forward to our final destinations.