It's definitely an exciting way to start a hike. On an island where the alpha of alpha of the animal kingdom likes to loiter. The hunter of man. The true predator. Aka, the Coca-Cola bear.
I've never seen a wild polar bear before. I really want to see one!
It sure felt like polar bear country as I crossed the sea ice to get to the mainland. I definitely made sure to wear my hi-viz life jacket to, you know, announce dinner was ready.
I made it to the mainland without incident. Now it was more safe.
In prime grizzly country.