There was some deliberation on National Geographic Resolution this morning as we awoke to quite a wintery feel with brash ice and icebergs covering the surface of Paradise Bay. Those who signed up to kayak enjoyed a true Antarctic experience. Kayaking among bergy bits is sure to be a highlight of the trip for many. But the real indecision was whether to plunge into these frigid waters to gain the euphoria and bragging rights that come with the Polar Plunge.

Warmed up after lunch on board, we took a short Zodiac trip to enjoy our final hike to the top of Danco Island. Our path was adjacent to the gentoo penguin highway. Penguins trekked to and from several of the colonies on this island. We continued to the summit of Danco Island and were rewarded with 360° panoramic views of glaciers tumbling into the bay.