Baranof Island & Chatham Strait

May 18, 2018 - National Geographic Sea Bird

The final leg of any journey comes with a lot of reflection and thought. This day was no exception, as the National Geographic Sea Bird wrapped up an epic voyage north from Seattle to British Colombia and Haida Gwaii, and into Southeast Alaska. Our final day was spent hiking along the sun-dappled rain forest up towards Lake Eva on the island of Baranof in Alaska. After an extended leg-stretch, some beachcombing, and a final photo session, we struck out into Chatham Strait in search of marine life and, where we encountered both brown bears and humpback whales. What an expedition!

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James Hyde


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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