The “Alaska Season” is pretty short by Lower 48 standards. May through September is about it. We decided it was about time we see some of the wonders of that wonderful, wild place. Since we can’t help ourselves, when an interesting adventure that centers around a boat, we opted to join a Sierra Club Adventure to PrinceWilliam sound aboard the classic motor vessel DiscoverySitting just off Harriman glacier.
There was no shortage of critters in Prince William Sound…
Glad we were downwind from this amazing gang of Sea Lions
Around every bend we we were entertained by Otters like these guys
There’s nothing quite like a Dall’s Porpoise enjoying the bow wave
I was anticipating at least a few bears getting in a late meal of salmon. Unfortunately, by late September all we saw of the salmon were their scattered remains. Consequently, the bears where no where to be seen.
We saw only a couple of humpback whales during our week on the sound. And they were a long way off spoiling any photo ops. I suspect most were already headed out on their migration to warmer waters to the south.
A few more Discovery pic’s…