Hull Canal and Magdalena Bay

Feb 28, 2018 - National Geographic Sea Bird


Today was a day for cruising, sipping hot tea, and searching for our first glimpses of gray whales. Accompanied by our expert guide, we maneuvered the narrow passages of hull canal and found many shorebirds and heron between the mangroves. We anchored a couple hours before sunset and explored the dunes and soft sand of Magdalena Island.

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Emily Pickering

Naturalist/Expedition Diver

Emily was raised by two veterinarians in the mountains of Central Oregon, where she spent much of her time on the back of a horse dreaming about the sea. Her fascination was solidified by visits to the Oregon Coast Aquarium and summers spent gazing into tide pools and listening for killer whales off the coast of British Colombia.  

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Ryder Redfield

Naturalist/Certified Photo Instructor

Growing up at the base of the Cascade Mountains in the tiny Oregon town of Sisters meant that Ryder was surrounded by wilderness. A childhood of hiking, fishing, hunting for arrowheads, camping, and upland bird hunting resulted in the outdoors feeling far more comfortable than hectic city streets. His passion for the outdoors has perpetually grown and, upon graduating from the University of Oregon, he embraced his wanderlust with even greater vigor. His adventures eventually led him to working with Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic as a photo instructor.

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