|Memorial Day at Minstrel Island|
We entered Knight Inlet north of Minstrel Island and head east for 25 miles. Our destination is Glendale Cove, sight of the Knight Inlet Lodge, and world-renowned grizzly bear watching!
|It WAS cold, but I didn't think it was cold enough to be snow. Landslides! Yup, steep rock has a hard time hanging onto soil.|
|Al set a nice table for Tea Time!|
|A mama bear at the center, and the two darker spots are two of her three cubs!|
|'Objects are closer than they appear'!|
|It's hard to tell, but the mama has settled down, pillowed her head on a rock, and is nursing her cubs.|
|And a catch!|
We are grateful to be able to bring our home with us, especially since we are warm and dry. But we are conscious of the fact that patrons of the lodge have paid a very pretty penny for this experience, and we stay out of their way. We listen to the lodge's working radios, and watch where the boats are aiming and then grabbing our binoculars for our own look. (Thank you, Santa, for my very own pair, so we don't have to squabble.) It doesn't take much deducing to learn their lingo -- 'blacktivity' means a black bear, Nursery Point is where the mama is nursing her cubs, etc.