Once upon a time, a black bear walked into the Breeze Inn in Seward, Alaska and was enjoying the view of the big glass windows ... but was encouraged to leave.
One thing I learned in Alaska is that when you see green water in it, that means there’s protein in the water, which means there will be fish, and also bears. I took this photo in the Kenai Peninsula in southern-ish Alaska (southwest-ish, not southeast).
Canadian street gangs will mess you up.
I drove up to Alaska twice, and if you happen to go at the right time of the year you can see a lot of bears in both Canada and Alaska, or at least you could before the roads were paved. Most of the bears just watch you drive by, but this one was not a happy camper.
Here’s a nice Alaska story from about 18 months ago about What it takes to keep Katmai’s famous bear cams running.
As part of the illness stuff I went through in 2014-2016, I have absolutely no memory of creating this Scala/FP “I can’t believe I used a
var” image, but as I just ran across it while working on this website, I thought it was funny. Apparently I created it when I was writing about How to create outlined text using Gimp. (I do remember that someone else created an image of Martin Odersky with the same phrase.)
My favorite line from this “Bear Safety” sign in Alaska:
“Play dead unless it starts to eat you, then fight back.”
Then there was the time I followed four bears down the road in Alaska.
To fish in Alaska, you have to really want it.
A few days ago a bear walked into a liquor store in Juneau, Alaska. On the video it seems to be looking for a candy bar.