West Redonda Island and Roscoe Bay Marine Park

Sep 20, 2017 - National Geographic Quest

Sailing the Salish Sea this past week has afforded the guests and crew aboard National Geographic Quest a handful of cultural experiences and a range of forested ecosystems to explore.  Our final day was spent on West Redonda Island in Desolation Sound Marine Provincial Park.  Explored by the Spanish in the late 1700s, West Redonda Island and its neighbor East Redonda were originally named “Isla Redonda” or “round.”

Guests aboard National Geographic Quest woke to a morning that reminded us fall has arrived.  With a slight chill in the air, we disembarked to enjoy kayaking and hiking at Roscoe Bay.  Stepping off the ship and hiking along Black Lake or paddling in the pristine waters of the protected bay allowed guests one final chance to experience the quiet and still of Desolation Sound.

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Annie Fiske

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Hailing from the Pacific Northwest and spending her first nights in a tent at the tender age of six weeks old, Annie grew up with a love for the outdoors and adventuring. Raised in Tacoma, Washington, she considers herself lucky to have grown up in an area that allowed her to fall in love with the mountains and sea as one. Attending college in Alaska fostered an even stronger love for the untamed beauty of wilderness that Annie holds close today. After spending years working as a research assistant on Kodiak Island, Alaska, and teaching outdoor education, conservation, and guiding in places like Catalina Island, Denali National Park, and Olympic National Park, Annie transitioned into small ship exploration in 2012 and has not looked back.

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