It was a spectacular day in Southeast Alaska. We woke up in Icy Strait on our way to the Inian Islands. Zodiac cruising around the islands is a highlight of any trip to Southeast Alaska. We saw sea otters, sea lions, pelagic cormorants, kittiwakes, bald eagles, and puffins, among many others. After visiting the ecology education center at Tidelines Institute, we hiked George Island. We found a World War II gun used to defend the Inside Passage from the possible attacks from Japan. Some of us then explored the island by kayak. At the end of the day, a brave few did the “Polar Plunge.” During our crab feast, humpback whales fed on herring nearby.