“We learned first-hand on our recent canoe trip that nature makes the rules and we’re just along for the ride.

After an early start and a couple of hours in the canoe we decided to have a break, so we stopped at the next best opportunity on the shoreline. We didn’t notice that there was a trail running down to the next river bend. We were just about to have a small snack when we heard something cracking in the woods behind us and suddenly there was a huge Grizzly in our sights.

Thankfully we were instructed how to behave in the event of an encounter and managed to get out of the situation with nothing more than a great story to tell.”