Oct 08, 2019 - National Geographic Venture

Today was our first day in beautiful British Columbia! After disembarking from the ship, guests had the option to go on a guided tour or spend the day at their leisure. We all were graced with some classic Pacific Northwest weather, which oscillated between sunshine and rain all morning long. Options for tours included a historical walk, a cycling tour, a secret garden tour, an architecture tour, and a tour of the Royal British Columbia Museum. After lunch on the ship, guests embarked on another round of adventures in the sunshine. Appetizer hour was held this evening in the Robert Bateman Gallery, where we all got a chance to get up close with the work of the most famous wildlife painter in Canada. Dinner was held on the ship and followed by a haunted Victoria tour, for the bravest among us.

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Katie Mills-Orcutt

Naturalist/Expedition Diver

Katie Mo started her career as a naturalist on Catalina Island where she taught marine science outdoor education and SCUBA diving. Her passion for conservation biology then led her to pursue a Masters degree in marine science at Western Washington University, studying restoration methods of the local pinto abalone. She has been diving around the world but some of her favorite spots include the Pacific Northwest, Mediterranean, and the beautiful kelp forests off the California coast where she was first certified to breathe underwater. It is her continued mission to educate and inspire others, and hopefully make an ocean lover out of everyone she meets.

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