This morning found us in Stephens Passage after cruising during the night. Stephens Passage was named in 1794 by George Vancouver, probably for Sir Philip Stephens.
Even though we had the choice of kayaking, hiking or taking a skiff tour, we decided to stay on board and sit out on the sun deck.
After lunch we continued to enjoy a nice, relaxing day.
Being on the deck with the camera gave plenty of opportunity for pictures. Almost everyone else missed these Sea Otters as they were next to the boat for less than a minute.
As evening approached we cruised by a lighthouse. We saw several lighthouses, seemingly in the middle of nowhere. The lighthouse keepers must enjoy their solitude!
We saw Humpback Whales feeding as we approached the lighthouse island. The folks who live here must see them constantly.
At many of the lighthouses the keepers would come out and wave. The couple who lived here did so, but I didn't manage to get them in a picture.
The last mammals we saw this evening were a large group of Stellar's Sea Lions hauled out on some rock islands.