After a trip to Antarctica filled with exciting wildlife encounters, our return to Ushuaia has commenced. We are fortunate to be experiencing mostly ‘Drake Lake’ conditions. Despite a paucity of albatross species accompanying the ship because of the windless seas, some keen birders were found on the outside deck with a long lens at the ready, hoping for a classic shot of these amazing birds of the Southern Ocean. Guests have spent the day editing photos, listening to presentations by naturalists in the lounge, retracing our journey on maps (provided in each cabin), and relaxing in the comfort of their cabins and the public areas of National Geographic Explorer. The delicious Swedish pancakes served at afternoon tea were one of the day’s highlights. These black and white images tell a story of some welcome downtime after a very busy and energetic week on the White Continent.