Wild Rose Cottages
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... 30 am for a 9 am flight time. They fly two float planes that hold ten persons each. So 20 of us sat in the office waiting on the decision whether the weather was open enough for flying in. After a delay of about 40 minutes, the decision to go was made. As a white knuckle flier, I was not really convinced we should go. But off we went. They usually fly though a mountain pass, but with low hanging clouds they chose to fly over the mountains ...
... a wonderful week of good food cooked on a campfire and lots of exercise in the clean air, paddling, hiking and beach-combing.
At the end we felt wonderful but dirty. There are no showers in these areas and little fresh water. One sunny afternoon another lady and I decided we could last no longer so heated up some water to share a shower in a quiet corner of the beach. I ...
Day 18 To Homer 7th Sept
Hooray, it was fine again so we walked down to the river to find it very busy with weekenders fishing and lots of gulls squabbling over pieces of salmon. We again had nice chats with people, one of whom who told us we should go to the Visitor Centre at Kenai & see the display of artefacts there. So we headed off up the Stirling Highway, enjoying the views and visited Kenai, the town ...
... the bear ran after him.
In the dark.
Somehow he managed to leap 12feet into a tree and scramble out of reach before the bear got him. He spent the next 3.5hrs up the tree throwing rocks, branches, yelling and peeing on the bear until it finally left! Another half hour before he felt safe enough to come down! I would be sheeeting myself!
Another time, again dark and drunk by himself after a ...
... riffles and shallows. Preposterously enormous male grizzlies posed majestically above the falls as migrating sockeye salmon leapt upwards around them. Lesser males jockeyed for position in an endless tableau of dominance and bluff – it was a scene from any nightclub. All bore large white fur-less scars so clearly some altercations ended in serious biffo.
In addition to salmon, bears eat bear. A male will kill and eat the cubs of another ...