Paradise Bay & Neko Harbor

Dec 13, 2017 - National Geographic Explorer

Today started a little earlier than scheduled, but 6 a.m. is a welcomed wake-up when the call is to come outside to watch killer whales. After we said goodbye to the whales it was time for breakfast before heading back outside for Zodiac tours and kayaking in Paradise Bay. With the calm seas and bluebird day it seemed foolish not to take the polar plunge. For a normal day this would be full enough but not in Antarctica—the day was only half over! Next, we headed to Neko Harbor for more Zodiac touring and a continental landing which included a hike to an overlook with amazing views.

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Eric Pohlman


Having grown up in the wilds of Northern Minnesota, Eric’s lifelong love of nature and a desire to explore was a forgone conclusion. His childhood summers were spent canoeing the lakes of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area and his winters were spent exploring those frozen lakes on skis. It was no surprise when he decided to spend his summers working in Alaska’s fishing industry on a four-person commercial salmon fishing boat in Prince William Sound while attending the University of Minnesota. He did take a break to study abroad for a year in Helsinki, Finland.

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