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Journals 2009/2010

Aundrea Rue
Carolina Forest High School, Myrtle Beach, SC

"NOAA Hydrographic Survey of the Pavlof Islands, Alaska"
July 27 - August 7, 2009
Journal Index:
July 26 - 27 - 28 - 29 - 30 - 31
August 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5

July 27, 2009

This was our original departure date but we were delayed in port due to a faulty boiler. While this may not seem like a big deal, the boiler is used to heat our water and, almost more importantly, turn seawater into freshwater for cooking, drinking and bathing. We were re-scheduled to leave the following day so most of the crew went into Kodiak. I took a small tour of the Coast Guard Base that we were docked at and then went with a group of hikers to Kodiak's North End Park. We hiked the whole trail, and part of it that wasn't technically on the trail. What a beautiful creation Alaska is!

One of many picturesque views Kodiak offers!
A view of Kodiak from the Near Island bridge

My view from the forest floor at Near Island Park
These bald eagles flew directly over my head before perching on these jetty signs!

Another picturesque view in Near Island Park