The Inian Islands are simply spectacular with Steller sea lions, sea otters and a diversity of birds. It is difficult to know where to look when so much is here to see. After the islands, hiking at Fox Creek gave us a chance to view perennial bear tracks on the trail. While kayaking, we found an octopus arm that we used both to study and clown around. Amy, our underwater specialist, used the ROV to capture images of Plumbose anemones and other marine animals to be shared during cocktail hour for everyone’s enjoyment.
National Geographic Quest
A fine and adventurous day was awarded to us on our last chance to explore Southeast Alaska on this voyage. We anchored in the morning at Ushk Bay just between Baraknof and Chicagof Islands. We spent the morning exploring the vast beach, meadows, and forests that make this area so special and wild. Salmon were making their final push upstream while the less lucky fishes lay as carcasses along the streams. We have learned and seen so much in our short time in Southeast Alaska and it has never disappointed.