The guests aboard the National Geographic Venture were treated to a wonderful day of hikes and kayaking on and around Harstine & McMicken Islands. After our morning operations we lifted anchor and made our way north. The ship sailed underneath the Tacoma Narrows Bridge before cocktail hour and kept sailing through the Puget Sound to prepare for another amazing day in the Pacific Northwest.
National Geographic Venture
For our final day of the trip, we spent both the morning and afternoon at beautiful Blake Island Marine Park. Hikers set to the forest with cameras, eager to capture the stunning birds and mushrooms of this dense woodland island. Some of us were treated with a true “National Geographic moment” when out onto the dock a whole family of river otters played and squabbled at our feet. Somehow, we avoided the predicted rain and ended up with a stunning day of mixed clouds and sunshine. From our little island oasis we could see the Seattle coastline with the Space Needle shining bright against a dark sky. Tomorrow we head for home, but tonight we will spend one last dinner enjoying the company of our new friends.