The 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:
- Episode 1: Juneau – amazing whale, bear and glacier sightings
- Episode 2: Glacier Bay National Park – see the pristine heart of the bay and the incredible calving Margery Glacier
- Episode 3: Sitka Part 1 – ride on a high-speed pontoon boat through the intrepid waters of Sitka
- Episode 4: S itka Part 2 – a visit to Alaska’s Raptor Rehabilitation Center and a walk about town
- Episode 5: Misty Fjords of Ketchika n – A mystical float plane view of long saltwater fjords sculpted by glacial impact 17,000 years ago