Of course, our sights were also focused on our return to Alaska – our 6th annual trip! This time we visited with our good friends, Todd & Susan, who were experiencing Alaska for their first time. Really made it fun to see and hear their thoughts on a place that has become so near and dear to us over the years. We spent about a week on the Kenai Peninsula – visiting with the Russian River bears (always a thrill), eagle watching in Homer, walking Bishops Beach near Home Spit,
and of course, spending some time with the coastal brown bears in Katmai NP. This year, we spent time at Kuliak Bay, where we were treated to numerous bears, including some sows and their adorable cubs. What a sight these cubs were, as they scurried by us, not sure of what we were or what we were doing in their world.
No matter how many times we visit Katmai NP, it’s never the same. We have been fortunate to visit new locations within the vast Katmai landscape each year and 2012 was no different. We even got to spend some time with crew members of the BBC film crew shooting a documentary in the area.
The flight over to Katmai is always a treat for the eyes, but this year we were treated to an incredible fly-over of the glacial landscape and mountains of the coastal areas and a bit of the interior of Katmai – on an amazingly beautiful day. I can’t thank Jon enough for that added bonus thrill for us!
What an incredible place! Make it a destination for yourself one day!
Stay tuned for more of the 2012 year in review!