Driving towards the port in Akureyri, I recognized Plancius from miles away. This was the ship that once took me to the end of the Earth, the ship that inspired me to give up everything back home and begin a new adventure. Now resting peacefully, she waited for her next expedition into the rough open sea. Seeing her again felt like meeting an old friend, bringing back the fascination, laughter, and epiphanies I had while sailing with her in Antarctica. Now that I was going to the northern end of the world, I couldn’t wait to be reunited. I hurried on board, eager for the adventure ahead.