The air is thick with smells of salt and plumeria as the balmy breeze sweeps over the deck. It’s been almost nine months since I was back home.
A visit to Southeast Alaska isn’t fully complete without an encounter with one of the thousands of glaciers snaking their way down mountains.
Off in the distance I see a splash of black and white. I’ve seen this enough times to know that we’re in the presence of orcas.
As we approached the dock, Lance pointed out the two massive cruise ships and then the tiny vessel in front of it, nestled amongst the fishing boats.
Short-finned pilot whales live throughout the Pacific Ocean, and this week on the Safari Explorer, we were very lucky to have multiple encounters with them.