We should be back in Ushuaia around 7:00 AM tomorrow morning. Today has been spent socializing and getting ready to say good bye. This will be our final night on the NG Endeavour and it is going to be tough to leave – this ship feels like home. I don’t think the land will move the same way. But at least I’ll have a bigger shower and bed waiting for me back at my regular home.
This will also be the last Antarctic season for the Endeavour as she is going to live in the Galapagos. I think I should go make her home again 🙂
The Antarctic will be cruised by the new National Geographic Explorer (not to be confused with the Explorer that just sank here last year). It sounds like a much more plush ship with a lot of things more suited to the modern world….like more power outlets and space designed specifically for laptops. I would not mind making a home on her as well.
As is typical of the last day at sea, we had the Captain’s farewell dinner. It was very nice. Afterward we all congregated in the lounge to view slideshows from other shipmates. There is some serious talent on this boat right now! I hope we all keep in touch over the years.
I’m definitely torn on leaving – imagine torn like this:
But sometimes you have to head back home:
And get back to work:
Even when it sucks to leave:
I’ll be taking off soon.
See you all States-side in a few days.