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Autumn in Southeast Alaska

September 26, 2014 at 4:54 PM by Teresa

Bird Reflection Southeast Alaskaby J.P. Wickham, lead expedition guide, Wilderness Adventurer

The seasons in Southeast Alaska, a lot like the seasons in my home state of New Hampshire, announce their presence boldly. This week - our last in Alaska and the first of September - Autumn kept us company. It's a special thing to bushwhack through a forest plunging into autumn, or to paddle between islets in a hushed bay where the alder trees are yellowing; the smallest changes can lead to the most dramatic shifts in rhythm. 
 


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categories: Alaska, Wilderness Adventurer
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Bird is the Word

September 24, 2014 at 2:28 pm by Sarah

black oystercatcherBy Eleanor Bryant, Wilderness Explorer

There is nothing more exciting for our Sitka bound Alaska adventure cruise than our day in front of Lamplugh Glacier in Glacier Bay National Park.

Lamplugh is an avian hotspot of activity for guests, whether it’s oystercatchers making their tell-tale whooping noises or pigeon guillemots nesting in the rocks. Birds are fun to observe and today we found ourselves anthropomorphizing them as they waddled about.

One oystercatcher was particularly determined to reach a specific patch of mussels during low tide. He climbed down towards the edge of the kelp where the side of the rock fed into it.
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categories: Alaska, Wilderness Explorer
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The Safari Endeavor's Pastry Goddess

September 23, 2014 at 3:19 PM by Teresa

Angela puts the final touches on a golden birthday desertby Kenneth O’Brien, Expedition Guide, Safari Endeavour

Great adventure deserve great - and sweet! - rewards. Angela is known as the Pastry Goddess on the Safari Endeavor. Like some galley alchemist, she turns fruits and flours into gold.
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categories: Alaska, Safari Endeavour
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Sawyer Glacier Calving, Alaska

September 19, 2014 at 5:27 PM by Teresa

Icebergs and bergy bits, Sawyer Glacierby Kent Redell, expedition guide, Wilderness Adventurer

This week offered ideal circumstances for experiencing Southeast Alaska; rain, sunshine, and a massive calving event on the Sawyer Glacier in Tracy Arm!


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Alaskan Ice Bucket Challenge

September 18, 2014 at 12:39 PM by Teresa

Alaskan Ice Bucket Challengeby the Crew, Wilderness Explorer

Our week of excitement is topped off by the daring polar plunge. One of our plungers used it as an opportunity to take the Ice Bucket Challenge, Alaskan-style, and create awareness for ALS.
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categories: Alaska, Wilderness Explorer
Tagspolar plunge, Bay Park Alaska, National Glacier



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