Our micro hydro system has worked out well this winter. With almost 8 weeks of operation we have saved close to 4,000 litres of diesel fuel to date. As we gear up for the 2012 season and our preseason fisheries project we will have to switch to our diesel generator since our electrical requirements will be beyond what our micro hydro can produce. Still all in all we are very pleased with what we have been able to do this winter.
Former Knight Inlet Lodge guide Hayley Shephard has written a book about her solo kayak trip around South Georgia Island in the Antarctic. South Solo - Kayaking To Save The Albatross will be on sale at Knight Inlet Lodge during the 2012 season. The book can also be purchased online at www.amazon.com
With 2011 rapidly coming to an end and our grizzly bears sound asleep in there dens Knight Inlet Lodge finally has a chance to look forward to our 2012 season and back at 2011.
Knight Inlet Lodge has a webcam that you can see on our website. We plan on adding a couple more in the spring / early summer of 2012 so keep checking back to see what we are up to. If you enjoy looking at webcams our floatplane provider Vancouver Island Air has an excellent webcam page that you may enjoy.
Knight Inlet Lodge is pleased to announce that we now have two Twitter account to follow. @knightinlet and @knightinletbear. We hope that we'll be able to find enough to say without repeating ourselves too much!
Knight Inlet Lodge had another successful grizzly bear viewing year in 2011 and is looking forward to 2012. Our grizzly bear viewing season opens on May 17 and will run until October 15, 2012. The response of our guests to the lodge and our program and what we do is a very gratifying one that never grows old. While working at a grizzly bear viewing lodge sounds like fun, and it is, like anywhere it does have its challenges. It is the energy and good spirits of our guests that help smooth out the rough spots that go with any job.
Did you know Knight Inlet Lodge has a Facebook page? www.facebook.com/knightinlet is an excellent way to keep up to date on happenings at the lodge and to see some of the incredible pictures that guests and staff have kindly allowed us to share. We are trying to build our Facebook "likes" to above 400 by the end of 2011 so if you haven't already done so please "like" our page. We are also asking everyone to put the word out to their friends via Facebook that Knight Inlet would "like" to build its count.
Facebook is an excellent way to keep up to date on Knight Inlet Lodge. www.facebook.com/knightinlet will take you to our page which is regularly updated with photos, videos and reports on the grizzly bear activity in Glendale Cove. If you like what you see please be sure to select like on our Facebook page. Another way to keep up to date on the lodge is via our Twitter account @knightinlet Please remember to select the "like" button on Facebook if you enjoy our posts.
The grizzly bear viewing at Knight Inlet Lodge has remained fantastic throughout the month of September. Lately it has featured rather friendly interactions between grizzlies that we believe are unrelated. This unusual activity includes a young male hanging around with an older male that Researcher Mel Claphm believes is about 4 years older. This pair also tolerated Flo, a young female, fishing for salmon with them for over an hour. Flo who was a regular in 2010 has only just returned this season.