At the border, entering the "country" of Transnistria. Photo taken December 8, 2016.
Where are Kevin and Ruth right now? Tiraspol, Transnistria...the country that doesn't exist.

Where are they going next? Northern Moldova. Arrive December 11th.

Monday, June 3, 2013

Bear sighting!

The weekly edition of our Blogger Interview series is going to be a day late! We do have another interesting story to tell, and it's almost ready, but you'll have to bear with us until tomorrow! "Bear". Get it? Ha, ha.

Speaking of bears, we finally spotted one yesterday!

We were driving back from dumping the fish guts at the closed dump and it was just before dusk. We're actually surprised that we haven't seen one yet. We bring the camera with us every time, and finally it payed off...

Hey, what are you lookin' at?

The old dump is just on the other side of that ridge of trees.

He didn't seem at all bothered by us stopped at the side of the road. He (she?) noticed us, looked our way, and continued meandering his way up the hill.

There are a lot of bears in Canada, but you really don't see them that often. 

Black bear habitat showed in red. The black dot is where we are currently located.

It was another beautiful day yesterday, and quite a few people came out to the park for the day. Besides a free bundle of firewood, this campground has another bonus. Most campgrounds force you to leave your site at a certain checkout time, or pay a fee to stay a little later in the day. Here at Sturgeon Lake Regional Park, if there is nobody booked into your site for the next night, you can stay until the end of the day for no extra charge. A LOT of campgrounds could learn from this!

We took it easy yesterday. Ruth scrubbed and cleaned all five rental boats. 2 canoes, 2 kayaks, and a paddle boat. I painted 11 or 12 picnic tables. My painting hand is a bit sore this morning!

Okay, facebook fans...daily vote reminder...

Your daily voting is helping out! We pulled into sixth place overnight, with only 11 days to go. We need a top five finish, so keep it up!


Click the link above. It will redirect you to a facepook page. If it's your first time voting, you have to "like" the page. Then, you will have to accept the application. Then, find the photo "Drab Landscape" and you'll see five yellow stars. Click on the far right star to award us with five points!


23 comments:

  1. Seeing a bear would be so neat because it is rare to see them just wandering around. Sure glad you took it "easy" yesterday.

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    1. Apparently up here in the middle of Saskatchewan, it isn't that rare. We were pretty confidient that we would see at least one before the summer was done.

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  2. Bear sightings are alway fun, as long as they keep their distance. we have seen a few in Algonquin park and our campground just north of Petebourgh Ontario.

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    1. Guaranteed we will be keeping our distance!

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  3. I like the leave late policy. How do you get other RV parks to follow suit?

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    1. We don't know Contessa! It would be in their best interest to do this as the campers would likely spend more money there, are more likely to return for future visits and will tell their friends.

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  4. What a treat...seeing a bear. If there is one, you might see a family soon.

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    1. Apparently there is a mother and a couple of cubs that have been seen close to the campground.

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  5. We've been looking and looking and haven't seen one yet! It was your lucky day!

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  6. that's taking it easy?? not by my standards
    Donna

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    1. It is when you consider what we do on regular days!

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  7. Yes your right Donna I agree with you that to me is too much work

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    1. But it is work that has to be done at some point.

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  8. You two are amazing. I'm beginning to think you are workoholics. Isn't your boss just blown away by you two? Bet that bear will be mad that he can't get those fish heads.

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    1. Not workoholics, just working steadily. That bear could get the fish heads with no problem, that is where he/she was headed!

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  9. Hello you two! Steve and I just got back from a few days in San Carlos, Sonora, MX. We had a great time. I just got caught up on your blog and now I'm exhausted! You two have sure made a beautiful campground! I think you'll have this gig every summer if you want it. So, I'm back to voting for you now. Hope we can get you in that top five! Grace (in Tucson)

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    1. Happy to hear you had a good time in San Carlos. That is somewhere we haven't been to yet.

      Thanks for voting for us, please keep it up!

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  10. I, too, love bear sitings - at a safe distance! I just heard on the radio that a bear was shot and killed in a residential area in So. CA. I just don't understand why it would have to be killed. It is so infuriating. Per the radio news in my car the bear had wandered into a residential area - but there no mention of it doing any damage or hurting anybody. Why couldn't they tranquilize it and take it back to the wilderness? I need to check further - I couldn't take notes in the car but will look online.
    We're destroying the species we're trying to save!

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    1. We don't understand why they have to kill them either, especially if they aren't hurting anyone. As you say, they could tranquilize them and then transport them back into the wilderness somewhere. They have had bears show up in the suburbs of Ottawa, Canada too, and I think that is what they try to do.

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  11. You two have entertained your;s truly this Winter with your blog and somehow made the winter just a bit shorter also doing great work on your campgrounds more entertainment With some 500 followers darn it you should be well over the top in that contest so let's do our part and vote for that drab landscape keep it up you two. :)

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    1. So glad you are enjoying our adventures, I hope we don't bore you too much over the summer.

      Yep, sure would be nice if we could get everyone of those 500+ fans to vote in the contest for us, we wouldn't be struggling like we are starting to do. Any ideas on how to get more people to vote for us, we would be happy to hear them?

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  12. Okay, I found the article - near Santa Cruz, CA - not So. CA as I'd mentioned. My brother lives in Santa Cruz - I'm going to see what he has to say about this. Santa Cruz County [University of CA at Santa Cruz] is a naturalist's kind of place. Why did this young bear have to be killed?

    http://www.santacruzsentinel.com/ci_23377906/black-bear-shot-back-yard-seaside-home?source=most_viewed

    I'm not sure how to insert a link here!

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