After a leisurely wake up & breakfast on the yacht, we went ashore & walked over to watch the fishermen & see the divers along the pier around the casino. We had hoped to snorkel, but we talked to the divers in their wet suits & they said it was very very cold!
We decided to take a Jeep tour of the island, even though it was a bit foggy! Sherri, our driver talked non-stop about the history & relating stories about the island. These Spanish Eucalyptus were planted by Mrs Wrigley to keep the stage coaches on the road!!
We stopped at the airport, but it was all fogged in!
As we continued our drive, the fog lifted & the views got more & more spectacular!
We pulled off on a side road to see the WWII barracks (just cement holes in the ground left).
We realized the jeep had a flat! Sherri started trying to take care of it, but couldn't get the lug nuts off, so George helped.
We were treated with a great interaction with the well renowned bison herd!! They were originally brought over in 1924 by Zane Grey to make one of his silent movies. Since then, they have become a huge tourist attraction & the herd is maintained at about 150 beasts by a method of birth control! They were big & healthy looking!
We continued towards the end of the island with a last stop for a picture of us.
On the way back, we were lucky enough to see a mule deer and then the little native fox came out to pose for us beside the road!!! He's smaller than the mainland red fox and just as cute as a button!
We stopped for another picture of the harbor & a view of Stan's yacht!! It is 4th row from the shore & has a blue top.
We had another lovely relaxing evening on the boat that evening.