Monday, July 6, 2015

Meanwhile, while the cat's away, the mice will play!

While beautiful pictures from Richard aren't coming in right now,  I thought I'd add pictures from my trip to Seward, AK from 2 weeks ago.  On the way to Seward we visited a wild life refuge.
The bears were in an enclosure just like their environment.  I didn't read why they were there.  There was a few fields of bison, caribou, bears, moose.  One field of bison was empty because they were released into the wild on some island.  There were elk their awaiting the same thing.
It was sunny, Resurrection Bay was calm.  A very unusual day for Seward.  

We were the only 2 for this kayaking tour.  Our guide was shocked at us.  He usually doesn't have grandmothers out in the kayaks.  He was surprised how we could hold our own paddling.  

Our next adventure that day was zip lining.  8 zip lines, 3 swinging bridges, and 2 repellings.  The longest zip was 1700 feet right over a pond.  What a blast.  Richard's reaction was "You're crazy"

As we were leaving the next day we found a family of grouse.  
And a warning sign.  

9 comments:

Martha said...

Fabulous pictures! Hey Richard, she may be crazy but you married her....haha!

redlegsrides said...

great pics, nice job on the resurrection bay water reflection pic! As to zip lining....what could possibly go wrong? Oh wait...

VStar Lady said...

Bridget, it's amazing what us grannies will do isn't it? Nice photos. Very effective watch out for moose signs.

Artie & Leinen's Grand Adventure said...

Dom, it was extremely safe. We had a mini class to get use used to stopping and what to do if stop before the next tree. We were even hooked onto cables while on the swinging bridge. We were hooked onto cables from the beginning to the end with the very kind guides hooking and unhooking us from tree to tree.

Artie & Leinen's Grand Adventure said...

Which is crazier? A 2 hour zip line experience, or a 2 month Ural experience?

Artie & Leinen's Grand Adventure said...

Thanks, VStar. The moose sign is not an official road sign. It was along a windy road going up to a restaurant. There was also one of a mosquito carrying away a human. The mosquito is the Alaska state bird.

Dar said...

Bridget - you know how to adventure in style! Rock-on! I love ziplining and kayaking.

Trobairitz said...

Great pictures, love the one of the Bay.

Brad has wanted to try zip lining, not sure if I have the nerve.

SonjaM said...

2 hours? I'd say zip lining (sorry, acrophobia) ;-)
Looks like you know how to spend you time without hubby.