A Few More Southbound Photos

by Sarah Lake Upton in


This rotation on the boat took me from Juneau, Alaska to Clarkston, Washington, just across the river from Lewiston Idaho (which as the airport).  A hair over three years ago I flew into Idaho to meet up with the boat for the first time.  Until I started working on the Sea Lion it never occurred to me that one could meet a boat in Idaho but that first rotation I did basically that, starting in Idaho and ending in Costa Rica.

 

Alaska is my favorite season, and much as I hate to leave, the way down from Alaska to Seattle is always one of my favorite trips. We hit the highlights of our normal week long trips (Glacier Bay, Tracy Arm, the Inians, Petersburg) and then we turned left instead of right when we pulled off the dock in Petersburg.  As usual, I took a gajillion photos.

Here are some of my favorites:

 Sitka

Sitka

 Bubble netting humpback whales enjoying breakfast

Bubble netting humpback whales enjoying breakfast

 Glacier Bay

Glacier Bay

 And a coastal brown bear looking for something tasty to eat in Glacier Bay

And a coastal brown bear looking for something tasty to eat in Glacier Bay

 Steller Sea Lions, Marble Island, Glacier Bay

Steller Sea Lions, Marble Island, Glacier Bay

 South Sawyer Glacier (just around the bend) Tracy Arm

South Sawyer Glacier (just around the bend) Tracy Arm

 Memorial poles at Sgang Gwaii

Memorial poles at Sgang Gwaii

 Diving with Ashley on the pier, Alert Bay BC, Canada - my new favorite dive spot

Diving with Ashley on the pier, Alert Bay BC, Canada - my new favorite dive spot

 Leaving Seattle bound for Portland (Oregon). Someday I will actually get to walk around on land in Seattle instead of popping by just long enough to load supplies. 

Leaving Seattle bound for Portland (Oregon). Someday I will actually get to walk around on land in Seattle instead of popping by just long enough to load supplies.