It has been a while since my last posting but I am back!
Now I know it! There is a spot in Alaska where the temperatures do not hit subzero and people are not drowning in the snow. Hard to believe when we are now living in the middle of the Winter Wonderland…
I was on a business trip in a small island of Kodiak, which is located southwest of Kenai peninsula. It is home for about 6,500 people, and was originally inhabited by Alaskan natives – Alutiiqs for over 7,000 years.
Kodiak is known for its bears – the island has its own brown bear species, Kodiak bear. And guess what, there are 0.7 bears per a square mile in this island! So no wonder it is a popular bear viewing destination too.
Also the Coast Guard has a rather large base on the island, a home and training spot of brave rescue divers. Coast guard base in Kodiak concentrates for example on Search and Rescue (SAR) missions – covering oceans from the Gulf of Alaska to Bristol Bay, Bering Sea, and the Pacific Ocean above 40N latitude. If you happened to watch the Deadliest Catch on Discovery channel, the rescue teams were launched from this CG Air Station.
Such a small island but still so fascinating! I can’t wait to get back there, and with my photo gear.