Kim Clune’s Alaska: Eagle’s Hunt in Victoria

Clune PalinThe last adventure of our Alaskan cruise takes us not to Alaska, but to Victoria, British Columbia where we took a frigid boat ride around the islands at sunset in search of orcas, porpoises, eagles, cormorants and sea lions.

While unlucky in whale sitings, we watched dumbfounded as a magnificant Eagle made an unusual kill, snapping a gull from the air overhead and flying off with it while chased by other gulls. The sheer power was breathtaking.

Our guide said a kill of this type is highly atypical for an Eagle. Normally, they feed on fish and carrion. While he had never seen anything like it in all his years of coastline travels, there it happened, right in front of us. Amazing.

Come back next Friday for the blooper reel! And if you’ve missed any Palin-free, Alaskan Adventures:


  1. That ice carving is impressive! Almost as impressive as the whale-watching tour. I've always wanted to go on one of those, so much so that it is an item on my life list. Hopefully I will be as lucky as you were. Gorgeous footage!

    Thanks so much for sharing your Alaskan journey. It has been enlightening, to say the least. I am glad you had such an amazing time.

    • Kristine, you have to go! Let's go together! Oh right. We just did.

      Thanks for coming along. You're an awesome travel mate. You're so low maintenance, I didn't even know you were on board. 🙂

  2. We've loved your Alaska journey!! Victoria Island is very beautiful–we were there many years ago.

  3. Hi Y'all!

    Just stopped by to wish y'all a very Happy New Year!

    Y'all come by now,

    Hawk aka BrownDog

  4. Here from the Pet Blogger Hop. Have a wonderful 2011!

  5. Great series, Kim! it's too bad you didn't know Jim @DoggyBytes when you were in Victoria! Maybe next time you'll be able to say hello in person. =)

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