The day began bright and sunny with almost no wind as National Geographic Resolution sailed south through the Weddell Sea between Snow Hill Island and James Ross Island. In this sheltered passage, guests took part in many activities. Kayaks launched on mirror calm waters, and everyone paddled silently through sea ice. Zodiacs cut through the reflections of icebergs and mountains that lay on the water of this pristine bay. The ship sailed north in the afternoon, and guests had the opportunity to walk on fast ice alongside juvenile emperor penguins.