LeConte Bay and Petersburg

May 30, 2019 - National Geographic Quest


When we woke today, we were at the entrance to LeConte Bay. We had an early start exploring the iceberg-filled fjord, offspring of the Leconte Glacier and the southernmost tidewater glacier in the northern hemisphere. After a delicious brunch, we were then off to explore the nearby fishing town of Petersburg. Here many embarked on a flightseeing adventure around the glacial mountains and ventured into the muskeg bog at the nearby Kupreanof Island.

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John Pachuta

Naturalist

John has been interested in travelling, what can be learned from it and sharing it with others, since his days as a youth growing up in rural Ohio. A graduate of Marietta College, his first SCUBA diving course in 1980 introduced him to the underwater world, and he’s been passionate about exploring it ever since. This yearning has taken him to spectacular dive sites the world over, with extensive underwater time logged in Hawaii, the Bahamas, Thailand, Greece and Mexico.

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