National Geographic Sea Lion spent the day headed south through the narrow straits that make up the inside passage of British Columbia. The passage was a green belt of red cedar and towering Sitka spruce. Waterfalls cascaded into the ocean, cutting white steaks into the otherwise impenetrable rain forest. On the ship, the bow was full of eager searchers, looking for the wildlife that lurk in the hidden straits. A humpback whale put on a friendly performance, logging at the surface. At the same time a pod of Dall’s Porpoise came to play on the ships bow! A successful day of wildlife viewing with stunning landscape to accent the photos.
National Geographic Sea Bird
In the spirit of exploration, National Geographic Sea Bird pulled into Jackson Passage, a beautiful spot in British Columbia, to view whales and invertebrates from expedition landing crafts and kayaks. In the afternoon, thanks to rough seas and the motion of the ocean, we were all well reminded we were on a boat. A highlight of the day: diving in a new place and finding some beautiful—albeit small—hidden gems, right underneath the kayakers.