The 1,000-Mile Great Lakes Adventures

Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Specialist on Viking's Expedition Ships

The last 8 months have been quite a ride. Early in 2022, I accepted a position with Viking Expeditions as a Specialist. They were bringing their new expedition ship, the Octantis, to the Great Lakes and they needed a Great Lakes expert.


I spent the spring-summer-and fall jumping on and off the ship, giving lectures about our Great Lakes to Viking guests, and learning all about life on a ship. 

It was an amazing season on the Great Lakes and I had a blast answering questions about and explaining the workings of our amazing Great Lakes.

I was on the ship as it exited the Great Lakes out the St. Lawrence River, into the Gulf of St. Lawrence, then the North Atlantic. It was amazing to travel with these waters as they transitioned from fresh to brackish to salt water.

Late last year, I had a wonderful reunion with hikers I had met on Isle Royale (and who are now excellent friends). We hiked some of my favorite trails in Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore.

Then, at the end of 2022, I joined Viking's newest Expedition ship, Polaris....


Many more adventures await. 

Soon, I'll join Polaris to sail the Chilean fjords for six weeks. 


Learn more about Viking Expeditions HERE.

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