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December 18, 2017
There really are no words strong enough to describe how it feels to know that Grizzly Bears will no longer be hunted in British Columbia!!
We are grateful for and humbled by all the people who worked so hard and for so long to make this happen!
A special thank you to the steadfast leadership by Coastal First Nations, who for us were such an inspiration and guiding light, especially when the going was tough.
For us, this was never about the "science", the "numbers", and the "economics".
This was about educating people about the true nature of Grizzly Bears, one of the most sentient beings we know, and, about holding a mirror up in front of those that attempt to spread fear and mistruths about this iconic species.
We congratulate the government of British Columbia for asking British Columbians what they wanted for the future of Grizzly Bears and then acting on the public's recommendations.
We congratulate the government of British Columbian for standing up to the bullies, for the sake of the bears and for the sake of humanity.
May 1, 2016
For those of you that have travelled with us before, you are going to see some BIG changes on board our ship "Great Bear II" as soon as you set foot inside!
As any of you that have done renovations likely understand, it all started with replacing our old oven and cook-top in the galley... that's how it began.
By the time our Great Bear II left home on April 28, we now have a beautiful new stove with 2 ovens, a new dishwasher with drawers, and a beautiful quartz countertop in the galley. (The fridge is staying put.)
Because the galley and the salon are all one large room, it couldn't of course, end there. There is new vinyl plank flooring throughout the galley/salon, a sensible replacement of the carpet. The final touches include a new couch, a recovered matching settee, and beautiful new area rug.
We didn't want you to have to then see the same old carpet downstairs in the staterooms and hallways, so you will find new carpet there.
For those of you that think this could all be a tad extravagant, we want you to know that nothing was wasted... everything was recycled, even the decades old oven and cooktop!
We'll post photos on our Facebook Page
as it all comes together!
We look forward to welcoming everyone aboard,
amidst some of the most soul-stirring wilderness on earth!