San Juan Islands & Sucia Island

Sep 28, 2018 - National Geographic Sea Bird


After a night at the dock in Friday Harbor, National Geographic Sea Bird cruised around the San Juan archipelago looking for wildlife and taking in the sights.

Spieden Island is always interesting. Exotic fauna rest and graze among native trees on the south side. The animals were imported for a safari opportunity that didn’t work out as planned, but they still roam free on the island. We also spotted harbor seals, Steller sea lions, and a bald eagle as we inspected the island and its surroundings with binoculars.

Later on, we arrived at Sucia Island and anchored in Echo Bay where there were opportunities for kayaking and hiking during the beautiful afternoon.

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Lee Moll

Naturalist

Lee grew up as a "Nature Girl" in the rural outskirts of New York City, where she developed and expressed her keen sense of biophilia.  She expanded her passion for the outdoors when she ventured to the western side of the country and she currently owns a home in Boise, Idaho.

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