We considered ourselves lucky when we woke up to a sunny day for the bear viewing. The day just got better and better!
Sarah gave us an information drill and we were fitted with our hip boots over our waterproof pants. Then it was onto the plane with Craig who is a very careful pilot. We felt extremely safe with him. Unfortunately Sarah couldn't come because there was a larger gentleman and we reached the maximum weight limit.
Craig flew us over some wonderful territory and finally over the stream where we could see the bears. After a little trek and across the stream we finally stayed on a little island with the bears walking in the river around us. We could see the red salmon in the stream. There was so much activity and Craig's patience in keeping us at the small island paid off when a mother bear and 3 cubs came to the river.
Such a simply wonderful day. Craig took great care of us all and we never felt unsafe on ground or in the air. Thank you Craig and Sarah. It was the highlight of our trip to Alaska.
Well worth the $.
We bought our sandwiches/rolls for the trip from Safeway and the lovely lady there put them in ziplock bags.
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