Every tour from the lodge involves wildlife viewing in this case a rather large black bear. This viewing was on a morning grizzly bear trip up Knight Inlet. We leave the lodge about eight o’clock and it takes a little over an hour to reach the grizzly watching area but along the way we frequently see black bears. This one enjoying breakfast on the beach, turning over rocks, eating barnacles or muscles, small crabs or anything that moves, as well as seaweed. This is a good-sized bear and notice the white patch on the chest it is common. “OK so we can’t all be grizzlies!” was Harold Bailey’s comment for the photo he provided from his UK was the first week of September.
A test set often takes about and hour and a half and if time permits we will go closer to the boat for the last ten minutes to get a feel for the work that the fishermen do and see the results of their efforts. On this day they are looking for salmon in the net and do not see any. They pulled the nets out of the water without releasing salmon. On other days while on whales watching trips we may pull along a boom of logs or float houses being towed and often see cruise ships, large self dumping log carriers and barges taking freight to Alaska. Always something different on the Inside Passage.
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