The walk was beautiful and our guide was knowledgeable and friendly (though I could tell when a “canned” joke was going to be coming…such as seeing bear scat and being told, “Now you know that a bear does sh*%* in the woods!”). While we did see bear scat and paw prints, alas we did not see any bears or other wildlife other than a Pacific wren, some swallows and a couple of bald eagles. The vegetation was beautiful and, for me, well worth the one mile stroll on well-made paths and boardwalks.
After a more touristic walk through a reindeer petty coral, a "show" raptor rescue center (composed of a single bald eagle and a single owl),
partially restored sawmill and a small “show” woodcarver’s shop we were directed to the obligatory souvenir shop before being driven back to the ship.
Then, for me, a walk about the deck followed by a tour of the galley with Executive Chef Janine Fourie, a jovial and enthusiastic soul. (Surprisingly, there were only four people who took this tour.)
We opted for an enjoyable breakfast in La Terrazza. I do not live for food alone and the food was fine (there even were bagels today), but the presentation needs to be spiffed up a bit.