Lake Eva

Jul 02, 2018 - National Geographic Sea Lion


We sailed out of Sitka Harbor last night under a clear sky and calm seas. We awoke this morning in picturesque Sitkoh Bay to black-tailed Sitka deer foraging on the shoreline, and just slightly further on, two brown bears lumbering at a distance. Later, we saw the telltale blow of humpback whales in a nearby cove and ventured closer to observe a mother and calf peacefully feeding. We spent the second half of our day on Lake Eva hiking in the characteristic Southeast Alaskan rainforest and kayaking the rich waters where river meets sea.

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Robyn Wilson

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Robyn was born and raised in Miami, Florida. Her favorite pastime in her youth was spending time on or near the oceans, either on the beautiful beaches of Miami or on boats in the surrounding waters. She became certified to scuba dive at the age of 16 and was profoundly enamored with the ocean deep, a passion that has remained with her throughout her life. At the age of 20 she embarked on a lifetime of professional and pleasure worldwide sailing adventures.

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Doug Loneman

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Doug grew up hunting in the woods and fields of Iowa before moving to Montana where he developed a deep appreciation for the fragility and beauty of nature and he put away guns and picked up a camera.

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