I was shocked to see the enormous splash of a breaching whale on the horizon. We all stopped paddling and watched, breathless, as the humpback continuously breached.
There’s nothing quite like standing at a glacier, squishing your hands into a pile of mud, and rubbing it all over your face. It’s like a facial with nature’s soap.
At times, I felt as though I was in Disney World. It didn’t seem real that I was so close to wild bears.
While some moments are stolen in solitude or inside jokes with fellow crew, all are a perfect reflection of just how incredibly lucky we are to have spent an entire summer exploring Southeast Alaska aboard the Wilderness Explorer.
Those onboard the Wilderness Explorer over the past few weeks have had the incredible privilege to witness a grand show unfolding in the temperate rainforest called the great salmon run.