Exploring Sucia Island

Oct 04, 2019 - National Geographic Venture


The day dawned gray, wet and beautiful as only can be experienced in the great northwest. We traveled to Sucia Island and anchored for hikes, kayaking, and Zodiac rides. We added a few names to our plant and bird list including juniper trees and harlequin ducks. Our heads may have been dampened, but not our spirits as everyone enjoyed getting out in the beauty of this area and seeing new flora and fauna. We spent the remainder of the day looking for marine wildlife.

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Owen Walker

Cultural Specialist

Owen B Walker was born in Moab, Utah and raised in very rural North Idaho. He graduated high school in Palmer, Alaska, where Northwest Native Art first stirred his soul. After achieving a degree in Sociology/Anthropology from Western Washington University, Owen focused on pre-historic peoples and places of the Pacific Northwest.  This interest and his 40 plus years of living and working in the rural Pacific Northwest awakened a spiritual connection, which he chooses to express thru Northwest Coast Native Art. 

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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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