Seymour Narrows and Roscoe Marine Park, British Columbia

Oct 08, 2017 - National Geographic Quest


Rain seems like a distant memory and after a full day of sun and blue sky further served to expunge any evidence that of yesterday’s sporadic sogginess. We took full advantage of the weather and after scouring the clear horizon spotted whales and dolphins. Our afternoon was spent hiking and kayaking amongst the evergreen trees with the occasional yellow deciduous punctuation mark. Back aboard National Geographic Quest and sailing south, it starts to feel like we’re finally settling in to our floating home away from home.

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About the Author

Ian Strachan

Naturalist/Certified Photo Instructor

One steady constant in Ian’s life has been the ocean. Born by the rocky shores of mid-coast Maine, his family repatriated to far north Queensland in Australia early on in his life where he became a dual-citizen and sparked his passion for exploring new environments. Living only an hour away from the Great Barrier Reef served to direct, if not focus, the exhilaration of discovery and set him on his current path. Returning to native soil for education, Ian was fascinated by altogether too many subjects, leaving him with a bachelor’s degree from Wheaton College in Psychobiology, focusing on animal behavior and perception, and with minors in Astronomy, History, and Environmental Science.

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