In case anyone is thinking we were docked for any of the shore excursions – let me set the record straight. No we weren’t. There were four zodiacs. They pulled up to a ladder at the stern of the ship. We stepped off the ship onto the bow of the zodiac and then shuffled down the sides to let more passengers on. Most of the time the seas were very calm, but even at Cape Horn it was easy because there was lots of crew members to help.