Port Althorp and Inian Islands

Aug 09, 2018 - National Geographic Sea Bird


We awoke in Port Althorp, a small, protected inlet on the southern side of Cross Sound and the northern shore of Chichagof Island. Undeterred by the alternating drizzle and rain showers, we eagerly boarded expedition landing crafts and rode ashore for a morning of kayaking, beach walking, and sojourning into the mature forests that surround the port. After lunch, we picked up anchor and headed to the Inian Islands, where we traveled by expedition landing craft around the islands to view eagles’ nests and sea lions and ride the rough waves of Cross Sound.

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Lynn Wilbur

Naturalist/Expedition Diver

Lynn is a marine biologist and underwater photographer whose passion lies in the intertidal zone. Lynn’s love of the ocean began when she was just four years old after experiencing a tide pool for the first time, and she received her first scuba certification immediately after graduating from high school. Her interest in photography also started when she was a youngster, shooting black and white film with an old box camera that her mother found at a thrift store.   

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