This week on the Wilderness Explorer we left Sitka Saturday evening, pulled away from the dock during dinner, and motored towards the Magoun Islands-our destination for the night.
As Relief Steward, I’m allowed the great opportunity to live on each of the ISD boats for two weeks at a time. While their Head Steward has time off the Relief Steward steps in to support the Hotel Manager to deliver exceptional service to our guests.
Mornings are a favorite time for me here onboard the Wilderness Discoverer. Each day begins with a brisk hop up the stairs from my bunk below, to peak around the corner and see if the sky is offering liquid sunshine (aka rain), or the real deal.
The crew of the Wilderness Explorer knows how to have fun with friendly competitions. With two innovative human powered watercrafts aboard, they decided it was time to have a race.
On a birding walk in Thomas Bay the familiar calls of Varied Thrush, Winter Wren and Common Loon greet us as our small boat lands on the mist-laden shoreline; the birds seem to be waking up to say hello.