Lake Eva & Chatham Strait

May 23, 2018 - National Geographic Quest


In the morning, National Geographic Quest pulled into Hanus Bay – the location of the pristine trail to Lake Eva. Guests set ashore to take to the trail, discovering the flora of the temperate rainforest. River otters and woodpeckers were spotted, along with a multitude of moss and lichen species. Other activities included photo walks and kayaking in a tidal lagoon as eagles flew overhead. Before we could even pull anchor, we were treated to a humpback whale breaching in solitude and glory, but it was the afternoon that provided the gem of the day. A pod of killer whales were spotted, and our navigation team placed them parallel to the ship in perfect light, allowing for as many photo opportunities, and joyful exclamations as an afternoon could hold.

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Paul North

Undersea Specialist

For over a decade Paul North has been exploring the marine ecosystems of our planet. Whereas most think of diving as a warm water activity, he has chosen the road less traveled–specializing in polar diving. This has provided many rare opportunities to dive and explore from the Arctic to Antarctica and many wondrous places in between.

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