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Kamchatka Land of 10,000 Bears, Part 11 Bear, big bear

January 24, 2020

About 4:00 PM we started seeing bears. We even chased a few trying to get a better look. Me looking over a bear was out of the question, since during the chases it was all I could do to hold on. These chases were sprints at speeds of up to 50 mph with constant changes […]

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Kamchatka Land of 10,000 Bears, Part 10

January 22, 2020

I have no idea how much time passed before we arrived at the snowmobiles. Fatigue and the wilderness had lulled me into somewhat of a lethargic state and the time flew by. Evidently we were slightly behind schedule, as it became hurry- up-and-go mode as soon as the truck stopped. Alex and some folks I […]

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Kamchatka Land of 10,000 Bears, Part 9

January 20, 2020

Monday, May 6th My flight arrived on time and we deplaned onto the tarmac. Baggage claim was basically a big tent over a metal frame with a conveyor belt in it. Once again, my bags were some of the first ones off and I was soon on my way to the parking lot. I was […]

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Start of the 2020 Show Season

January 6, 2020

I will be starting the hunting and Fishing show season this Wednesday January 8th and my blog posting will be slightly more irregular. I will be joining my friend Johann Veldsman and Shona Hunting Adventures in Denver for the international Sportsman’s Expo from January 9th through 12th. We then fly to Dallas to meet with some […]

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Kamchatka Land of 10,000 Bears, Part 8 Goodbye to Moscow

January 6, 2020

Sunday, May 5th Up at 8:00. Man, was I enjoying sleeping in. I finished packing the odds and ends I needed the previous night and made it down to breakfast about 9:00. The crepes were once again calling my name. Today, however, it would be with strawberry jam instead of syrup. The coffee was good […]

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Kamchatka Land of 10,000 Bears, Part 7 Last night in Moscow

January 1, 2020

Since we were too full to have dessert, we decided to take the roundabout route home and work off a little dinner. The evening had cooled and the streets were not overly crowded. It seems we were in between the dinner crowd and the nightlife crowd. That was cool with me, as I could more […]

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Kamchatka Land of 10,000 Bears, Part 6 More of the Kremlin and Window Shopping

December 30, 2019

After the Armory we took a short break in the Kremlin’s park. It had been hot inside the Armory, making the shade and gentle breeze in the park most welcome. There were small groups of people and couples enjoying the park and more than a few were enjoying ice cream cones. Having skipped my normal […]

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Kamchatka Land of 10,000 Bears, Part 5 Victory Day

December 28, 2019

Saturday, May 4th I was up at 8:00 AM. It is hard to believe I slept soundly for 11 hours even though my room was facing the street. I don’t remember any traffic at all, meaning there wasn’t much, or the noise levels were not sufficiently loud for me to hear without my hearing aids. […]

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Kamchatka Land of 10,000 Bears, Part 4 Khachapuri Lodochka

December 26, 2019

I had asked Vasily to see Moscow as a local. I wanted to eat what and where the local folks eat. No tourist trap restaurant. I wanted to spend two days as an English-speaking local. First stop was a small pub specializing in local microbrews. In an attempt to keep protocol and détente on a […]

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Kamchatka Land of 10,000 Bears, Part 3 Moscow

December 23, 2019

Friday, May 3rd The eight hour plus flight was smooth as silk. And thanks to the ‘Comfort Plus” Status, I was off quickly and second in line at passport control. The young lady behind the counter did not speak English and since I did not speak any Russian the visit with her was a brief […]

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