Tundra Adventure Day One
Trip Start Sep 26, 2010
34Trip End Oct 20, 2010
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Now that's the way to do air travel: private charter plane - no security strip-down or anything, just walk-on/walk-off..."Like a Rock Star" as one of the guides put it. It was a bit like EasyJet and the non-allocation of seats; only there were actually more seats than people ;O) Ha! I had a row of 6 all to myself.
Straight off the plane and to the Tundra Buggy by 'school’ bus; an old guy sat next to me and he’s from just down the road in Cleveland! Small world.
Our guide and driver for the day was Mark. This guy has been driving the Tundra’s for 11 years. He was put to the test with the two inquisitive, to be polite, and noisy kids who kept interrupting him when he was talking to the group. He had the last laugh as he snapped a photograph while they lay asleep, and dribbling, on the way back to the launch site – it was the only time they were quiet.
Also present was Sarah, from P.B.I. (Polar Bear International). Sarah is a zookeeper at the Como Zoo, in Minneapolis-St. Paul, and looks after the Polar Bears, Penguins and other arctic species. She held a small lecture and told us all about Polar Bears. She also held council about Global Warming and how things may affect animals like the Polar Bear…
Coolest. Day. Ever.
Polar Bear count: 4 :O)