This morning, we awoke to a glorious sunrise and a sunny day in Desolation Sound. Desolation Sound, named by George Vancouver in 1792, is far from desolate and instead felt full of life as we explored the islands and inlets of the area. We cruised in Zodiacs over abundant oyster beds and moon jellyfish blooming across the channels. After a lovely morning cruising around, we set out for afternoon hikes on West Redondo Island. We followed trails to a lovely freshwater lake and got to know the giant evergreen trees that make up the coastal temperate rainforest, from giant Douglas firs to western red cedars. We returned to the ship for cocktails and presentations as we watched a beautiful sunset over the mountains of British Columbia. What a way to start off our week exploring the Salish Sea!