Today was incredible. We had scheduled a boat tour for today, hoping we’d have decent weather and worried that I would be seasick. We ended up with what several people said was the best day of the year– sunny all day, warm (relatively speaking), and very calm seas. The ranger on the boat who was guiding and narrating said they might get one such day a year, especially with all the wildlife we saw. I’m just going to post my sketchbook/journal pages describing the day. I painted a couple of these pages while on the boat and the others later.
(Click the pictures to see them large enough to read the writing)
|Mountain Goat nursing her kid|
|Stellar Sea Lions|
|Snow and ice covered island in Prince William Sound|
New birds today: Glaucous-winged Gull, Black-legged Kittiwake, Common Murre, Pelagic Cormorant, Horned Puffin, Tufted Puffin