Kinda crazy trying to sleep when it’s still light out. I chose the wrong bed since it was next to the window. I have the misfortune of having an exaggerated sense of smell so the BO smell in the sheets, pillows and blankets was annoying. So were the plastic covered mattresses. This reminded me of when son, George and I were in Singapore. We stayed at the Marina Bay Sands Hotel, to swim in the infinity pool on the 57th floor. Such an amazing experience. So then trying to teach my son balance, the next night we stayed at a very cheap hotel. It also has plastic covered mattresses, and maybe sold the rooms by the hour, if you know what I mean. So, these mattresses are the same, cold and noisy. I was surprised though, that I was warm enough all night. The only heat is in the living room, a space heater that only stays on for 90 minutes at a time.
Early wake up, made some coffee and eggs, actually “worked” a bit, or left a message for my our new website people. Janet, my guide and driver for the day, arrived early.
We stopped for coffee at the same place I was at the day before and then drive around trying to find the other two guests for the tour. They were a couple from Indianapolis and he was a little grumpy. We drove towards the north and east over a mountain to get to the bears. It was on and off rain all day. The beauty of this island is spectacular. It is known as the Emerald Isle and much greener than I remember Ireland. We drove back and forth on a small stretch of beach because this is where a sow (female bear) and her three year old cubs were seen daily at low tide.
Some pics along the way:
No bears for now. It is Anton Larson Bay. This area was also the point where people from Port Lions left their cars after they bought supplies. Then they load the supplies on their boats to take home. They have no other ways to get supplies. Same with Kodiak, they brought Sitka Black Tail deer many years ago to be sure that they had a supply of meat if there was war, earthquake or tsunamis. The last tsunami hit in 1964 and wiped out the town of Port Lions. It was rebuilt with help of the Lions organization.
We saw Three sisters Mountains and Pyramid Mountain. Then on to Buskin river to see where they count the salmon coming back to spawn and die.
Next we drove to see a Bald Eagle and her three babies. No great photos but I loved the trees and moss
Then on to see the Puffins. None to be seen but these flowers were beautiful
And more moss. The bigger the moss is the cleaner the air.
Back to the cabin, but we go try to see the bears tonight. The bears really do still suck!
Some more fav pics