Desolation Sound

Oct 05, 2018 - National Geographic Sea Bird


In 1792, Captain George Vancouver sailed into this place and saw a bleak waterway that he considered useless and unworthy of exploration, hence the name Desolation Sound. But we disagree with Cpt. Vancouver. The Coast Mountains made a beautiful backdrop, the waters were calm, and the fog floated nicely around the rolling hills. The best way to spend the last afternoon of our voyage was exploring by expedition landing craft and kayak.

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About the Author

Kim Nesbitt

Naturalist/Expedition Diver

Kim moved around a lot growing up, spending time in Virginia, New Hampshire, and South Carolina before choosing to call Denver home. She fell in love with travel at an early age—visiting to all seven continents by age 24—and the outdoor culture of Colorado only fueled her love for nature. While completing her bachelor’s degree in biology and cognitive neuroscience at the University of Denver, she spent time living and conducting environmental research in Zanzibar, Tanzania, where her work studying groupers at a world-renowned marine protected area was later published. She earned her M.B.A. from both the University of Denver and Doshisha University in Kyoto, Japan, where she conducted research on sustainable tourism that will be used in the Tokyo Olympics in 2020. Her combination of business and natural science experience has allowed her to consult with the United Nations Foundation, publish field guides, conduct genetics research, and develop university study abroad programs.

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