The day started with the National Geographic Venture docking in Petersburg, Alaska. Everyone disembarked the ship for different adventures for the day. Some explored the shoreline by bike while others hiked through a local muskeg. As the ship repositioned, we all enjoyed a delicious lunch. After lunch, we launched Zodiacs and cruised among icebergs calved off Le Conte Glacier. The bright blue of the ice was as stunning as the shapes formed by the melting ice.
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.