The day was off to a great start with crisp fresh air and the beautiful scenery of Skidegate. Overnight, National Geographic Sea Bird crossed the Hecate Strait, positioning the ship to the very special archipelago of Haida Gwaii. During Tessa’s morning class, we set our intentions for the day. We embraced the lesson that no matter what happens in life, we have the choice to determine our actions and reactions. Challenges change us, and whether it is for the better or worse is our choice. We felt confident that the day was going to be wonderful. With a sense of joy in our heart and gratitude as our attitude, we were ready for the day’s adventures.