The rainy, windy climate turned in our favor and clear blue skies announced our arrival to Saginaw Bay. I had my first opportunity to camp out in Southeast Alaska this past week.
We have 19 kids aboard this week for one of our Kids in Nature cruises and I have made it my goal for week to encourage them all to try new things. Upon boarding we learned that none of them had ever paddle boarded, so my mission for the week was to get every child out on a paddleboard.
There’s something about being aboard the Wilderness Discoverer that just pushes people to conquer old fears and try new things; every week I see crew members and guests push themselves and do things they never thought they would do, and this week it was my turn.
Upon entering Glacier Bay National Park at Bartlett Cove, Ranger Faye – who would sail with us for the next three days of our journey – boarded the vessel.
There is only one proper thing to do when the sun shines in Alaska: polar bear dip!