We got to visit Palmer Station today! The United States Antarctic Program has about 40 people working here through the summer, and a much smaller number maintain the facilities through the Antarctic winter. It was fascinating to hear about the research, and about how they create a community and enjoy their down time.

In the afternoon we sailed through Neumayer Channel, a beautiful, narrow waterway surrounded by steep, snow-capped mountains, and glaciers touching the water. In Gerlache Strait, some guests joined staff on the bridge as we searched for wildlife.