Happy New Year!

Happy New Year to everyone!  We rang in the new year on the bow of the ship.

The ship’s bell was rung by the youngest person on the ship – our curator, Lara.  She rang the bell 16 times, 8 to usher out the Old Year and 8 times to welcome 2010.  After the bell was rung, Captain Alex presented me with this wonderful plaque to take home and hang in my classroom as a reminder of my journey and an inspiration to my students.

What an amazing way to start the New Year and end the expedition.  Three days and we’ll be in Wellington – I can’t believe it!

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