We felt the mood of the Drake throughout the night, only to awake to a southwesterly gale. The temperature had risen to about 7 degrees Celsius (45 F) and the bridge crew had made a lot of headway throughout the night to minimize the amount of time passengers had to be exposed to the elements.
Our last evening onboard ended with our traditional quiz, a fun opportunity for many to see how much information they have accumulated by diligently sitting through the many lectures provided throughout the trip.
And so, our second trip that included gales, storms, hikes, camping, whales and thousands of birds, marine mammals, and fascinating places has come to end. Very sadly for us who are staying on, some of the expedition team members are also leaving. They will continue to follow the adventures of the FRAM on this very blog throughout the season, albeit be it from afar.