This was our world for the first two nights of our tour.
It is owned by the tour company but anyone can book a cabin, you don't have to be with a group. This place captured my heart and my imagination.
To preserve the wilderness feel, the cabins are hidden in the trees.
There is just enough opening between the trees to give a peek-a-boo view of the lagoon.
The lodge has a more open view and a spotting scope allows one to look for otters, harbor seals, birds and black bear. All of these are abundant in and around the lagoon.
The guides arrange a variety of activities each day; kayaking in the lagoon or in the bay and hiking are available. If you want to go explore on your own, you can do that as long as you check out a can of bear spray. Did I say there are lots of black bears? Of course, you are free to just sit and enjoy the view.
We watched a presentation on the building of this remarkable place. To keep the impact on the land as low as possible they brought the materials across the spit rather than come into the lagoon. They used the foundation of one cabin to stage the next so as not to trample the vegetation. In areas where the moss and other plants would be covered by paths and foundations it was removed and used to restore other areas which had been damaged. The result is a wilderness experience in comfort. Civilization is 40 nautical miles away.
If you want to see just where this place is and how we got there, check out my earlier post.
You can find more views of the world at That's my World, Tuesday, hosted for us by Klaus, Sandy, Wren, Fishing Guy and Sylvia.
Have you ever wondered if bears can swim? For the answer, check out my Watery Wednesday post. I probably won't be able to link it so you'll have to come looking for it.