Happy 4th of July from aboard the National Geographic Sea Bird ! We awoke to another lovely sunny day here in Southeast Alaska. We’ve been blessed with mostly sunny weather so far on our voyage. We started our Independence Day with a lovely inflatable boat ride around the Kashevarof Islands followed by a nice barbecue lunch outside on the sun deck. We then headed north to Totem Bay for our first chance at dropping our kayaks in the water for an afternoon paddle. A select few of our guests braved the fridgid Alaskan waters and yelled “Giddy up!” as they ran in. Our celebration of our country’s independence was capped off by the passage through the appropriately named Wrangell Narrows.