Wallace and De Courcy Island

Sep 27, 2019 - National Geographic Venture


Our final day of exploring the inland waters of the Pacific Northwest! It has been an incredible journey and we took a final chance to fill our memories and camera cards to capacity. An exploratory day, we began by arriving to Wallace Island. An islet not far from Nanaimo, British Columbia and a Canadian provincial park we landed ashore at the dock and took walks along the trails to discover some of the old resort history there. Some were fortunate enough to see mink and otter, while others were quite happy to find sea stars in the intertidal area. The afternoon saw National Geographic Venture reposition to De Courcy Island where a final opportunity to kayak was offered, as well as walks ashore. It has been a beautiful adventure and the Pacific Northwest has certainly worked its way into everyone’s heart.

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James Hyde

Naturalist

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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