Jun 09, 2018 - National Geographic Quest
Stepping out onto deck this morning, Iyoukeen Peninsula revealed to us calm seas and sunny skies. After being dropped ashore via Zodiac, activities ranged from kayaking and paddleboarding to exploring the mossy forest.
We spotted bear, wolf, and deer tracks in the sand along the intertidal zone. Once inside the forest, we saw scat from all three species. The skeletal remains of a deer were also found along the game trail.
A presentation the previous night regarding June 8 World Ocean’s Day prompted guests to clean up rubbish from a deserted gypsum mining camp. We hauled two large garbage bags back to National Geographic Quest with us to be disposed of properly.
After lunch, about 20 guests participated in the polar plunge and were cheered on by the others, who observed from the bow of the ship.
Presentations were offered during our afternoon cruise, followed by the farewell dinner.
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