What an amazing day we had! We woke to a lovely vantage of Kasnyku Falls just off our bow. Our undersea team headed out early in the morning for a dive just around the point from the falls and brought back footage to share of all the amazing critters that live just below the surface here. Sailing towards our afternoon anchorage at Iyoukeen we came across a number of humpback whales swimming near the shore. When we landed at Iyoukeen guests were able to hike up to the old gypsum mine pier and along the intertidal zone, while kayakers and Zodiac cruisers were treated to amazingly calm water conditions. We finished our fantastic day with views of a brown bear from the ship and a group of half a dozen humpback whales bubble-net feeding!
National Geographic Quest
Slight shifts are noticeable to the discerning eye aboard the National Geographic Quest . The days are shortening and darkness at night is deepening. The early bird guests aren’t up quite as early as previous evenings, as whale watching kept them up late. The beautiful hum of conversation envelops the lounge as guests share their experiences of wonder. Petersburg provided the backdrop for today’s activities: walks around the muskeg and Petersburg Mountain, Zodiac cruising amongst the fishing fleet and canneries, and bike riding with a short walk in some old growth forest. In the late afternoon on my return to the Quest , I espied a Bonaparte’s gull in the channel and wished him a good day.