The year we went to Alaska, it was the hottest day they ever had in Alaska, some of the day it was warmer than in California. Before I went, I was expecting many rainy days and moody atmosphere...here I found it, the Alaska I had in my mind, open land and space, bear strolling on the beach. Other days were sunny and warm.
I hope they can paddle faster than the bear can swim :-) Fascinating image with the folks in the canoe moving away from the land while the bear is walking along the shoreline. Both "parties" in their own world seeking for space, much space. Wonder if they saw the animal.