In high spirits from the glacier trek and ice climbing we did yesterday in Seward, we made our way by ferry to Kayakers Cove. The setting is incredible, and we bid both technology and electricity farewell for a few days.  We spent the morning and afternoon kayaking around the area, appreciating the coastal landscapes and tidepools. We’ve also spent time whale watching, and caught sight of humpback whales, Dall Porpoises, Harbour Seals, Steller Sea Lions, and puffins.  In the evening we shared a home-cooked meal and the company of friends, and enjoyed the warmth of the fire pit, sauna, and wood burning stove of our cabin in between invigorating dips in the water. It was a wonderful culmination to an incredible trip — connecting with newfound friends we’ve shared wonderful experiences with in a truly unique place. This quote by Thoreau, posted on one cabin wall, puts it so well: “I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life…”

Team Nat Geo Alaska at Kayakers Cove.

Team Nat Geo Alaska at Kayakers Cove.

We’ve also been working on our On Assignment projects.  Check out this short piece about climate change made by Film & Video students Simon G., Caleb C., and Chris M.