National Geographic Endurance spent a few extra days in Iceland, waiting for a strong low-pressure system to move out of the Denmark Strait, the body of water between Iceland and east Greenland, thereby avoiding some disagreeable weather that included winds approaching hurricane force. Last night, we headed north from Iceland, and the ship hunkered down for some lumpy seas ahead, the remains of the passing storm.

The day was filled with presentations and briefings and, as sea conditions continued to improve, a chance to catch a quick nap. A few whale blows were seen from the bridge. Tomorrow, we will wake up in Greenland!