Today National Geographic Sea Bird embarked on a remarkable expedition along the Columbia River, offering our guests an immersive experience in the scenic wonders of the Pacific Northwest. We explored the Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum (WAAAM) in Hood River and Draper Girls Farm before hiking at Beacon Rock and visiting the majestic Multnomah Falls.
Our first stop was the WAAAM in Hood River. We explored the history of aviation and the impact of technology on transportation and the environment. Guests were exposed to vintage aircraft and automobiles on display, showcasing the ingenuity of the past in an awe-inspiring collection of craft.
Following the museum visit, we headed to the nearby Draper Girls Farm, where our guests learned about the agriculture of the “Fruit Loop.” Cider tasting and sampling of local pears and apples were certainly highlights of the day. It was an immersive experience, allowing our guests to connect with nature and gain a deeper appreciation for local agriculture.
After a delicious farm-to-table lunch on National Geographic Sea Bird, we set out on a hike to Beacon Rock State Park. Our guided hike led us through lush forests, and guests marveled at the breathtaking views of the Columbia River Gorge from the summit and the open spaces around this noteworthy volcanic plug. We spotted plenty of birds, and we experienced the region's unique ecosystem, including its flora and fauna.
Later in the afternoon we made our way to Multnomah Falls, one of the most iconic waterfalls in the Pacific Northwest. Our guests had the opportunity to take a leisurely stroll to the base of the falls, where they could feel the mist on their faces and capture the beauty of the cascading waters in photographs. It was a serene and awe-inspiring experience that allowed our guests to connect with the natural world and its wonders.