The morning we were to leave, we woke to sunshine and blue sky. We all went out to enjoy the view, cameras in hand.
Some one else was enjoying the sun.
The bear seemed to tire of browsing on the little island.
It headed into the lagoon.
When the water got too deep for wading, it started swimming. Yes, black bears are good swimmers.
As it waded out of the water it shook. Now it was close enough that the staff made us retreat towards the lodge. To keep the wildlife wild, the staff is constantly reminding guests to keep their distance and no food is allowed outside the lodge, not even in the cabins. Bears were sighted several times a day, sometimes on the far side of the lagoon and sometimes grazing on the grass in front of the lodge. We never saw them approach a guest looking for a hand out. The staff has done a good job.
We weren't leaving until after lunch so we had time for a leisurely paddle in the lagoon.
Three guests and our guide out to enjoy the calm, quiet lagoon.
Find more watery sights at Watery Wednesday, hosted for us by 2sweetnsaxy.
I bet you were hopping for the whales. I'll get to that.