We got off to a great first day of our voyage here in southeast Alaska. Yesterday evening we left the dock in Sitka and spent the night anchored in protected waters, exploring Peril Strait this morning and keeping our eyes out for whales and other wildlife. In the afternoon we got to explore Ushk Bay both on water and on land through kayaking, stand-up paddleboarding, and walks of all kinds onshore. Even though it was a rainy day we didn’t let that deter us from enjoying our first experience exploring the beauty of this place!
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.