Cruising, The Dalles

Oct 20, 2018 - National Geographic Quest


This morning National Geographic Quest was making its way down the Columbia River toward the city of The Dalles, our destination for the afternoon activities. On the way, we navigated through two locks, John Day and The Dalles, before anchoring just off the city. Once everyone was on shore, two different groups headed off to their destinations. One left for Rowena Crest and the Columbia River Gorge Discovery Center, and the other toward Maryhill Museum and Stonehenge. From the Discovery Center, we were given several options besides exploring the museum, biking back to the ship, a naturalist-led or photo walk around the Center’s grounds. We all would meet back at the ship for our evening recap, and cocktail hour, before another superb dinner!

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Rich Kirchner

Naturalist/Certified Photo Instructor

Rich Kirchner has worked as a naturalist in Antarctica, Alaska, the Bering Sea, Baja and the High Arctic, including Greenland, the Canadian Arctic and Iceland. His 25 years as a professional wildlife photographer has granted him international publication credits included in magazines such as Geo Germany, Geo France, Natural History, Audubon, National Wildlife and Ranger Rick, as well as more than a hundred books.

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