We had another fantastic day on National Geographic Sea Lion. Our ship got the opportunity to visit Alert Bay on the unceded territory of the Kwakwaka’wakw First Nations. As guests walked through the Alert Bay Ecological Reserve, undersea specialists Nick Brown and Russell Laman went diving under the pier. Some highlights included footage of giant plumose anemones and basket stars, as those that stayed warm and dry got a chance to see what thrives below the ship. Our visit to the U’mista Cultural Center was a favorite of many; it was fascinating to see the many artifacts returned to Alert Bay after being stolen by Canadian authorities in the 1920s. But the best part of the day was witnessing dances by the T’sasala Cultural Group in the Big House. Generations of families were present and dancing together after years of having to hide their cultural traditions, reminding everyone of the importance of supporting our communities and youth.