Gyre Expedition

GYRE Expedition, Day 2 – morning (Sunday, June 9)

 I wake to find us motoring off the Kenai Peninsula. We have passed the Chugash Islands, passed the Barren Islands. We are headed south toward Shuyak, which looms large far ahead. Islands are so high here that some are visible ...

GYRE Expedition Day One – Afternoon (Saturday, June 8)

  A discussion: Why bother to clean beaches never visited by people? If it’s just an ugly mess, why not just leave it? Answers vary, even among our group. “Seeing this offends my dignity,” says one colleague. “I am embarrassed ...

GYRE Expedition Day One – Afternoon (Saturday, June 8)

  A discussion: Why bother to clean beaches never visited by people? If it’s just an ugly mess, why not just leave it? Answers vary, even among our group. “Seeing this offends my dignity,” says one colleague. “I am embarrassed ...

GYRE Expedition Day One – Morning (Saturday, June 8)

Morning we wake in Tonsina Bay, one of many coves ringed by near-vertical forested slopes. The beauty takes my breath away. So do a half-dozen mountain goats, each with a small baby, above the treeline, above a grass slope, on ...

GYRE Expedition Day One – Morning (Saturday, June 8)

Morning we wake in Tonsina Bay, one of many coves ringed by near-vertical forested slopes. The beauty takes my breath away. So do a half-dozen mountain goats, each with a small baby, above the treeline, above a grass slope, on ...

GYRE Expedition – Departure (Friday, June 7)

 From Seward, we left Resurrection Bay, past Rugged Island, and felt the full roll of an ocean swell addressing us broadside from the southeast, rolling us as we plowed forward. Around us, some of the world’s most spectacular coast. ...

GYRE Expedition – Departure (Friday, June 7)

 From Seward, we left Resurrection Bay, past Rugged Island, and felt the full roll of an ocean swell addressing us broadside from the southeast, rolling us as we plowed forward. Around us, some of the world’s most spectacular coast. ...

GYRE Expedition All Aboard!

All Aboard- Our expedition is called Gyre. Our route is from Seward, Alaska west toward Kodiak, stopping at several places along the way, bearing witness, perhaps witnessing bears, and talking trash. It’s a uniquely creative approach to the issue ...

GYRE Expedition All Aboard!

All Aboard- Our expedition is called Gyre. Our route is from Seward, Alaska west toward Kodiak, stopping at several places along the way, bearing witness, perhaps witnessing bears, and talking trash. It’s a uniquely creative approach to the issue ...