New guests arrive from Campbell River between 3:30 and 4:00 after a forty-five minute flight. Once the plane is unloaded the guest move to the lodge were they are assigned rooms. Then it is to the front deck for a snack of fresh dungeness crab or prawns, cheeses, crackers, dips, coffee, tea, soft drinks or beer. After Angus answers questions and gives his “talk” about the operation of the lodge, outlines the days itineraries, floater suits are tried on you are ready for…..
The other side of the viewing stands from yesterday’s posting shows a grizzly bear enjoying a meal. The time of the spawning season determines how much of the salmon the bears eat. When the salmon first arrive and the bears are the hungriest they eat the complete salmon and the same occurs at the end of the season when they want to get as fat as possible. In between these times grizzly bears are selective in their eating habits often catching only female salmon for their eggs. Also only eating the skin with its layer of fat, which is desirable, as is the brain. This bear is about 20 meters (60 ft.) from the viewing stands and has one interest and that is food.Visit our Blog