National Geographic Resolutiongently swayed from side to side all day long, as we steadily plied the textured waters of the Drake Passage en route to Antarctica. We experienced a much more timid version of the notorious Drake Passage, with just a few meters of swell and minimal wind. Presentations were interrupted by snowy albatross, and we were repeatedly hopping out of our seats to marvel at passing fin whales. Conditions were so mellow we even had the chance to marvel at some of the Drake’s smaller inhabitants, like acrobatic Antarctic prions and Wilson’s storm petrels. With our crossing of this narrow portion of the Southern Ocean nearly complete, we look forward to the land of ice which greets us tomorrow.