We drink it, bathe in it, clean with it, paddle across it, scan its surface and shores for signs of whales and bears, and trudge through it in our trusted rubber boots.
It was a beautiful sight and an amazing finale to one of the best days of my life.
We saw several whales lunge feeding as we readied our kayaks for our journey back to the Safari Endeavor.
We watched the little Sitka Blacktail wander slowly out of the forest only thirty feet in front of us.
A couple of us let out a gasp of excitement. It was an incredible experience.