National Geographic Sea Bird awoke to exceptional views of Crow Butte and the Columbia River. Guests began their day with walks ashore among the big sagebrush and Russian thistle while wandering along the rolling hills of the island. While cruising along the river inland, it has been incredible to witness the drastic changes in scenery: from the bustling city of Portland, Oregon to the secluded areas of eastern Washington. Ashore, on-board historian and geologists discussed the highlights of the area, and visitors enjoyed refreshments prior to lunch. After lunch, National Geographic Sea Bird cruised through the McNary Lock and Dam toward the confluence of the Snake and Columbia Rivers. Without a doubt, everyone on board is looking forward to what tomorrow’s expedition brings.