On our transit across the coastal seas of Antarctica, we were very fortunate to have calm conditions and minimal pack ice as we approached Peter I Island, which is often inaccessible. This massive volcano rises 4,000 meters from the abyssal seafloor and another 1,600 meters above sea level. We spent the morning exploring this seldomly visited place on the planet. In the afternoon, we continued making progress towards the west, passing through light bands of ice and past magnificent tabular icebergs. We enjoyed informative presentations on oceanography and penguins.