Sitka and Hanus Bay

May 14, 2018 - National Geographic Quest


An evening flight into the southeast Alaskan town of Sitka yesterday allowed just enough time for our National Geographic Quest guests to make a quick visit to the fascinating Sitka Raptor Center before settling into the ship for the night. After a mandatory safety drill this morning we cruised north through narrow Peril Strait to reach beautiful Hanus Bay and explored the area around Lake Eva by kayak and on foot in fine weather.

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Andrew Peacock

Naturalist/Certified Photo Instructor

Andrew was born in Adelaide, South Australia and (mis)spent his youth surfing and kayaking in the ocean, as is the case for many Aussies! After graduating from medical school there, Andrew spent a year working as a surgical resident in Santa Barbara, California where he was introduced to rock climbing. Taking up this adventure activity with a passion, he began to explore the mountainous regions of the world and volunteered his skills in Nepal and India where he has led numerous treks. While documenting his experiences there on slide film, Andrew began contributing photos to what was then the Lonely Planet image library, which provided the impetus for him to concentrate more keenly on using the creative side of his brain.

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