At Sea and Arriving to Nome

Jul 08, 2019 - National Geographic Orion

This voyage crosses the International Date Line, so this is the second DER for July 8.

Our morning at sea was punctuated with lectures and delicious meals and of all strange things: sun! The Bering Sea was certainly not in its famed state of upheaval. Vitus Bering probably never saw the glassy seas, sunshine, and warm temperatures we experienced as we crossed from Russia, back to the USA. In the late afternoon, Nome was in sight and by the time cocktail hour rolled around, we were already comfortably alongside. It is always bittersweet to come to the end of an expedition, and as the guest slideshow rolled and stories were rehashed we all felt very close indeed.

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James Hyde


James is your typical free-range Pacific Northwest outdoorsy type. Born in Seattle and reared nearby on Vashon Island, he is most comfortable in slightly cold and damp weather. James joined the Lindblad team in July 2016 as a dive buddy and has been in love with expedition travel since. On his own he has traveled to Europe, Asia, and Australia, but with Lindblad he hopes to continue his adventures across the globe, searching out the beauties of the natural world. An avid scuba diver James can’t help being excited about whales, sharks, and pinnipeds, but he will also happily bend your ear about underwater slugs and invertebrates. It’s best just to humor him about these things.

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