After our workshop on Saturday ---as evening quickly approached, I was hijacked ((willingly of course)) for a scenic drive along the south side of Ketchikan, in search of eagles, bears, totems and scenery – LOTS Of scenery!
Hurry! Must capture photos before the sun has gone down too far ----
Eagle nests were spotted….fish were seen jumping as those eagles flew overhead –not a bear in sight.
I’m okay with that!
We did have one incident happen with bears already this weekend. Seems one of my students, Deja, left a candy wrapper and a can of ginger ale in her car. A bear forced her window down with its massive and powerful claws…..and pretty much made a mess of her car. Do I want to come across bears? No thank you!
The twilight view at Bugge Beach --
Some people call it by one of its names, Rotary Beach. Others call it by another, Bugge Beach. It's a popular saltwater swimming hole and beachside park area at Mile 3.5 or so on South Tongass Highway.
A natural tidewater mini-bay between natural rock formations formed a high-tide pond, the neck which was dammed with a rock-and-cement breakwater many years ago to create a "bathing pool."
A family exploring the tide pools about mid-photo – see them?
The long, narrow strip of Bugge Beach is pocked with tide pools for discovering marine life and there's dry land for picnic tables and play. It's one of the few beach playgrounds along Ketchikan's road system.
Bright greens and coppers in the abundant moss on the rocks ---
This one is my favorite photo….the light was just right!
What a beautiful evening!
One last photo for the evening!
I love Alaska for it’s beautiful scenery, it’s hearty and hard working history, the amazing nature that thrives here in this wild country – but mostly for the people who call Alaska home!
I carry you in my heart, new-found friends!
See you next time!