I roll over for a few more minutes in bed but William jumps up to take a quick shower before we go down for breakfast and to pick up our boarding passes. By 7:30am we are on bus to the airport for our 9:00am charter flight to Ushuaia. There are only six open seats on the flight and William and I are happy to find out one is on the aisle in our row. William quickly claims it as I take the window seat.
At 4:15pm we disembark the catamaran and board the National Geographic Explorer, our ship and home until January 27th along with ~ 150 fellow passengers. We find a well appointed ship with very friendly staff. Our Antarctic outer apparel is waiting for us in the cabin: our parka's (which we will take home with us) and the boots and waterproof pants we have rented.