We had a full programme of lectures on this sea-day including the mandatory IAATO (International Associated of Antarctic Tour Operators, www.iaato.org) briefings. Tourism in Antarctica is strictly controlled and these briefings give us all the information we need to behave in such a way that we do not have any negative impact on the fragile Antarctic ecosystem.
We could see the characteristic, long white pectoral fins of the "humps" showing as turquoise objects just below the surface and we saw one "fin slapping"- waving its pectoral fin from one side to the other and slapping the water at each end of the arc.
To top the day off we had our Famous Fram Fashion show, where the multitalented crew, officers and expedition staff modelled the beautiful clothing available in our gift shop. Tomorrow we start our landings in Antarctica with a full day a Deception Island- an active volcano!