by Heather Habord, 15 June 2013.
Participants not only got to visit the island, they get there on the trusty Misty Isles with Mike Moore. Mike is an expert captain who shared all kinds of coastal stories. His wife is the botanist who led the on-shore trip. The spring flowers were out in all their glory – tiger lilies, blue-eyed grass, death camas, Oregon sunshine etc. Gulls, cormorants and guillemots were nesting and visible from the specially-constructed bird blind.
As volunteer wardens, Claudia Boelke, Janet Southcott and I were already there to greet everyone. As usual, half the group went ashore with the naturalist to look at the wildflowers and nesting areas, while other half circled the island in the zodiac to get close up views of seals, sea-lions and the cormorant rookery.
The weather was glorious. We weighed anchor about 3pm and were back in Lund just after 5:30pm. The cost per person was $131.25.