Are you kidding me? WOW! First....... taking off from the water in a pontoon plane is so exciting!!! (By the way much smoother than land) The views are beyond spectacular!!! Then, sigh, you LAND on the water right in front of the lodge! (Very smooth!) Short walk up to lodge, gift shop and salmon is being cooked on the grill. Yum. I went into the lodge while the other guests were still outside... and so glad I did, because I got the full blast experience of seeing the inside of the lodge without any other people. See pix! The fireplace was roaring! The bar was set up. Lovely set up for lunch!
Taku glacier ice pouring into the lake right in front of the lodge! WOW!!
Loved meeting Becca! Robert gave a brief talk about the history of the lodge... which was INCREDIBLE. What a story!
While outside, heard someone say "bear"... ! Turned to see a full gown bear trying to find salmon leftovers on the grill. Another bear came up and she chased it away. The black lab dogs were not bothered by the bears! The bears paid absolutely no attention to the people.
So wow... what a great cruise excursion! The gift shop has EXCEPTIONALLY good products!!! The hat I got that said "Taku Lodge" was quite frankly the best quality cap I've ever seen. Ever. Only $25.00. I got local pottery as well. CYDNEY in the gift shop helped me a lot!
What a lovely experience. Don't miss it. We were on a Crystal cruise and space was limited... so make sure you sign up early. Definitely one of my best travel memories!
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