Once at the beach, I let Benji run in the field near the parking gate. I followed him, and when he'd had enough excitement, I put him on his leash and was about to walk to the path that led to the beach, when I realized i was wheezing and had forgotten my Ventolin (asthma medicine) in the truck. So, Benji and I went back to the truck and i took my puffer.
|Benji in field|
I was carrying Benji in one arm, and had my camera in the other hand. I don't know what made me turn around, but something did, and I saw a bear running at me! It was a little bear, maybe the same bear I'd seen on the road a mile back; I wasn't sure. I wasn't sure what to do, so I took it's photo. The flash scared it and it stopped and headed the other way, thank God. The first few photos didn't come out, but I managed to get a few of him heading the other way.
|Little Running Bear|
I decided to go back to my truck and drive to another beach, Mark's Bay. When I got there I honked my horn about 10 times to scare any possible bears away, lol.
Mark's Bay was lovely; the sun was setting and the moon was out. Benji really enjoyed walking on the little beach. Pointe Des Chenes is much bigger, with long beaches that go on and on, but this was safer because I could drive right up to the lake and not have to worry about bears getting between me and the truck, lol.