Viewing the grizzly bears from the viewing stands after August 24th can be interesting. The vast majority of bears do not acknowledge our presence in the viewing platforms. But every once in a while there is that curious bear. This photo is a good close up of a grizzly but it is difficult to know how close until you see tomorrow post….
The morning sunrise turned into a beautiful day as we returned to the Lodge in time to watch fuel being pumped into our tanks. Diesel, gasoline and propane are delivered on a regular schedule. All groceries come in by plane or when staff returns from time off in town. There is no wasted room on the plane as it is the only way to get the fresh produce necessary for the camps famous meals and baking.
Once or twice a month we have a picturesque sunrise. Although this shows the possibility of some fog, the water is calm and the fog will be gone by noon. The front deck of Grizzly Bear Lodge does face the east and thus a potential sunrise, however we do have a layer of marine cloud that appears most evenings. This is not a bad thing as it makes for better picture taking than bright morning sun.
…we were sitting in Blackney Pass and had lost contact with the orca. They had been diving and changing direction for close to half an hour when they surfaced very close to our boat. As a guide luck often trumps skill.
On this day we waited about fifteen minutes for the orca to pass this close for some good photos. While on another day….
Black bears come in more colours than any other North American mammal. They can be black, brown, cinnamon, blond, blue-gray, or white. This brown “black bear” is one of two that has been viewed in our area for the past two years. And no we do not have the spirit or white bear in our area, they are much further north.
On your first evening at Grizzly Bear Lodge we go on a tour in search of black bears. This evening run is not always successful but we are always looking for black bears on the beach while running up Knight Inlet to the grizzly viewing area or on the way to Johnstone Strait to whale watch. The saying goes that “black bears are where you find them” meaning there is no set location for viewing as there is with the grizzlies. And sometime they are not always black…
Please. This is a great site to visit to get a “guest eye view” of a trip to our lodge.
Click on this link
Also: -if you search “You Tube” using the keyword SAILCONE you can view some videos from and about the lodge.
-and on Facebook at Grizzly Bear Lodge and Safari
To view a map of the lodge’s area and the location of each day’s itinerary”
Look to the left and scroll the sidebars to “Categories” and select “Wildlife Tour Itinerary” It is possible to navigate the map using the arrows in the upper left corner and to zoom using the + or – signs as well as changing to a satellite view in the upper right corner of the map.
It is possible to navigate the map using the arrows in the upper left corner and to zoom using the + or – signs as well as changing to a satellite view in the upper right corner of the map.
As this photo shows this mother grizzly was aware of our presence but it’s “comfort zone” was intact as it went about looking for a meal. We spent about fifteen minutes with this grizzly and the experience the guests had was memorable.
.. the mother and cub walked up the path we had just walked and stepped out on to the ladder to look for salmon. Rick does know “his” bears and has learned that if we respect them and give them the room they need we all benefit.