Back in September 2011, I moved back to Vancouver, Washington from Anchorage, Alaska. The drive was over 2,400 miles.
I took a little detour on the trip to visit Stewart, British Columbia in Canada. It was early in the morning, rain was falling, the wind raced along the river and fog blanketed the valley. During a short break in the fog, the beautifully eery sight of this glacier greeted me along the way.
I also came across this black bear. Being quite alone on the road, I stopped to take pictures. The bear walked slowly alongside the road nibbling as it went. It looked at me casually and wandered over to take a look. If I had been in the passenger seat, I could easily have reached out and pet him. (Or her, I’m not well versed on determining a bears gender.)
Visiting Stewart was nice. It’s a very small little town with little to see but, it felt comfortable. I had a wonderful breakfast at the King Edward Hotel, where I was clearly one of the few outsiders, and also topped off my gas tank.