Our day started with a very uncommon visit from a couple of south polar skuas chasing each other around the ship. Manx shearwaters were flying around National Geographic Explorer. Birdwatching is certainly one of the top activities on board, and you never know what you might see!

Aside from the birding and whale watching, a day at sea is more than going from point A to point B. During the morning, our one and only Eduardo Shaw gave his presentation on, “My Years with Lindblad,” which was one of the highlights of the trip. Eduardo has worked for Lindblad since 1983, so he certainly had many stories to share! Travel has changed a lot since then!

After lunch, all the naturalists met in the lounge for a presentation, “Climate Solutions: Panel with Q & A.” After a long discussion, we agreed that not all is doom and gloom, there is still hope, and we should not underestimate the power of one.

Just before dinner, we enjoyed a musical performance just on the back deck! Thanks to Jacob Edgar, our ethnomusicologist, we enjoyed music and tunes from Alex Mesquite.

What a nice day at sea. Tomorrow: Ilheus. So many adventures await us!