It is difficult to believe we’re on our last expedition landing day. Overnight we were peacefully anchored in Ship Cove and woke up to another fine morning. Even after such an active, eventful voyage, there was still an atmosphere of enthusiasm to seize this final day ashore. Disembarking near the New Island Settlement, we went on a walk through short grass to the tussock atop mixed cliffside colonies of black-browed albatross, rockhopper penguins, and imperial shags. After returning for a quick lunch on board, some of us opted for a long hike along the northern spine of the island to a small sandy beach on the northwest side. The rest of us rode the National Geographic Endurance around the island to meet our comrades on the beach or on the hillsides above the cove.