Whale watching was on the menu for today and fortunately the weather was very cooperative and it was an afternoon trip so there was no rushing around first thing in the morning. This was the only port of call where the ship couldn’t dock but they had the ships lifeboats acting as ferries and the process for getting to and from shore was a breeze.
Terri and I actually went ashore early in the day to look around and spend some more time gift shopping. As we were walking around we headed down the beach where a bunch of Gulls were loafing and a pair of Red Crossbills flew in. This was a bird high on my want list and I was able to get some nice pictures before they flew off.
I have to confess, as much as I wanted to see whales I also knew there was always a possibility of seeing birds and I certainly wasn’t disappointed. The boat we took was very similar to the jet boat we took to the Misty Fiords yesterday. These jet boats can really haul ass and they had us on a large group of whales in an hour or so.
I did pick up a couple of new species on the trip back in.
When we got back in port Terri took this really cool picture of a Jellyfish.
Back on shore I walked around the woods that are adjacent to the town and picked up one more lifer the Pacific Wren.
Icy Straight Point was a fantastic port of call. The transportation back and forth to the ship was easy and the boat that took us whale watching was fabulous. I’m already looking forward to a return trip!!!
Next port of call is Juneau and another whale watching and more adventure … stay tuned! I do get to go back to work tomorrow so it may be a day or two in between updates. Thank you so much for following and God Bless!