I find myself once again in Seattle at Fishermen's Terminal, on the verge of cruising up to Alaska's famous Inside Passage for a summer aboard one of the UnCruise boats. I can't help but look back through some of my old pictures and remember all of the amazing encounters and experiences I've had these past two years as an expedition leader. And I can't help but imagine what lies in store for this summer.
I've witnessed massive calving events at different tidewater glaciers. I've seen the salmon run so thick that I could literally reach in and grab one with my bare hand. I've seen hungry mama bears teach their cubs how to catch fish. I've seen eagles spar in mid-air and puffins get a running start as they take off from the water. I have walked inside a cave made completely out of ice under a glacier. I've been woken up in the middle of the night to experience the incredible lights of the Aurora Borealis. And I've been surrounded by interesting guests and a stellar crew through it all.
I have only been away from the humpback whales for a couple of months but already I miss their antics. I was lucky enough to work in the waters around the Hawaiian Islands all winter where the humpbacks play and now I will follow them north, where I hear that they are already up feeding. We are going to make a special stop at a world class bear viewing spot called Pack Creek on our way north to try and spy some of Admiralty Islands well known brown bear population. And I expect we will see a few bald eagles on our way.
|Brown Bear on the Hunt|
|Humpback just in front of my kayak|
-Hoping for flat calm seas and cool evening breezes.
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