I was able to take a shower. The shower consists of the following: a switch to a battery to a small heater pump with a tube to a bucket full of water and a shower with a manual head Just like the ones in the travel trailer. The toilet is ones of those Eco toilets Waterless where everything goes into a bag that gets disposed of somehow … I’d rather not ask lol!!!
As soon as we finished One of the natives said there is a bear and two cubs coming!! What?!!! We were all sooooo excited we didn’t know which way to run. We were like the three stooges running into each other.
We all rushed to the door to get dressed. When I say dressed I mean 4 layers for the torso, thermals and pants, boots, hats, face masks, hand warmers, liners, and gloves… Exhausting lol We then walked outside like we practiced very slow and with the guide and two armed natives.
We were all amazed at the sight…. Bear cubs would get out of line and momma bear would tell them to behave with a soft growl. We watched them look for food, misbehave and momma bear get mad. Also, she had one of the Cubs with a hurt paw and the other one was not afraid of anything!
Including the electric fence! The unruly, curious teen polar bear tried to cross the electric fence and got shocked. As the three bears stood there for a moment, they were looking back at me and I could not Believe I was there standing in front of these beautiful creatures so I cried as I usually do overwhelmed with emotions.
The entire time the adult bear smelled everything. The rest of the bears would stand and smell us, other animals, the smell coming from the cabin with food, etc.
We were glad when nothing happened but it was really exciting!
Several times we were told to move back.
The momma bear and the Cubs were hanging out for a while and we took tons of pictures until we would loose feeling in the fingers and the toes. Even with hand warmers in the pockets, it was hard to stay outside.
Before going to be we were told to keep the gear handy because the sky was clear and there might be a chance for northern lights so we got our cameras ready on the tripod and the warm clothes handy to be ready if they knocked on the door we could go outside and take really cool pictures. Another one in a lifetime experience.