When we awoke on National Geographic Sea Bird, we were anchored next to Crow Butte in the Columbia River. It was overcast and chilly, but each group came to shore at Crow Butte for a hike of their preference. Some guests decided to crest the butte on an adventurous and fast-paced hike, others chose to wander with the naturalists, and a few took photography walks. Our hotel manager surprised everyone with a treat onshore at the beginning/end of the hikes. While one group was onshore, historian Patrick gave a talk to the other group onboard.
The afternoon offered opportunities for everyone to kayak or rest. Those who chose to kayak were treated to a paddle in the Columbia River. Many guests were happy to sit outside in the sun, others took a nap, and several people worked diligently on their photographs.
The second part of the Lewis and Clark Adventure was revealed during another exciting talk. Recap rolled into dinner, and we enjoyed a spirited game of trivia after another great meal.