Petersburg, Alaska

Aug 10, 2017 - National Geographic Quest


A split breakfast is a complicated maneuver onboard a ship. It’s an early morning operation that must be logistically perfect to operate correctly. No one can argue that the split breakfast at LeConte Glacier fjord in Fredrick Sound was not a success. The beautiful early morning light illuminated the icebergs that had grounded themselves on the soft bottom with a blue glow. Killer whales passed through the entrance of the fjord to the thunderous click of camera shutters and bald eagles roosted in the nearby timbers. We repositioned during lunch to the fishing town of Petersburg and spent the afternoon exploring a nearby muskeg, the local fishing docks, the town and even taking to the air for a scenic flight in the stunningly beautiful weather. 

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About the Author

James Hyde

Naturalist

James is your typical free-range Pacific Northwest outdoorsy type. Born in Seattle and reared nearby on Vashon Island, he is most comfortable in slightly cold and damp weather. James joined the Lindblad team in July 2016 as a dive buddy and has been in love with expedition travel since. On his own he has traveled to Europe, Asia, and Australia, but with Lindblad he hopes to continue his adventures across the globe, searching out the beauties of the natural world. An avid scuba diver James can’t help being excited about whales, sharks, and pinnipeds, but he will also happily bend your ear about underwater slugs and invertebrates. It’s best just to humor him about these things.

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