We awoke this morning to a beautifully sunny day with blue skies and no hint of rain. After a few important briefings, our guests were invited to their first adventure of the voyage. Today’s goal: get outside and explore! The options included our first kayak operation and our first hike within Tongass National Forest. We romped around the forest, crawled under downed trees, stepped across small creeks, and listened to the birdsong of the canopy above us. Kayakers were invited to be the master of their own vessel on this fine day. It was a delight to see the orange kayaks among the wonderfully orange jellyfish swarms underneath! What a truly incredible way to begin our journey together.