Aug 09, 2018 - National Geographic Sea Lion
Ah, so this is what they meant when the naturalists were referring to the temperate rainforest! Southeast Alaska’s usual weather forecast set a majestic scene of summer showers at the Inian Islands this morning. We set out, ready for a splash of adventure and wildlife. Sea otters were found in the tangles of kelp streaking across the turbid turquoise waters. A few bald eagles were seen flying above boisterous Stellar sea lions and even a lone humpback whale emerged just a few feet away! Wild Pacific waters of the west crashing into the frigid glacial melt from Icy Strait created an awe-inspiring experience.
In the afternoon, we set out to explore George Island and a few made a trip over to Elfin Cove’s boardwalk community. George Island’s lush vegetation, rich history, and calm waters offered a variety of walks and kayaking options.
This evening we had an extra special treat of a most multitalented gentleman and esteemed guest, Kim Heacox. Storytelling and music filled the lounge as we enjoyed a delectable desert.
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