A quick update before I head to dinner. We embarked on the LMG today which means we are now officially checked in, assigned a room, and ready to head out. We are supposed to head out tomorrow at 9am EDT. I pulled the GPS coordinates of a screen in the NBP and punched them into Google Maps:
It's pretty accurate as the boat is currently parked where the arrow points. Once we are underway, we are not supposed to post the coordinates, but I think this is ok and it is not like anyone doesn't know where the ship is at. Starting tomorrow, my posts will be from email as we won't have Internet access on the boat. Local tradition is to kiss the toe of an native statue in town. We did that this morning and took pictures. We probably won't get them posted until we get to Palmer station.