My husband and I were stationed in Kodiak with the Coast Guard for two years. We were determined to do it all while we were there. I actually printed the “100 things to do in Kodiak” list and checked it off as I went. So a week before we were to transfer out we decided to go on a bear tour. It was fantastic to get an up-close encounter with such gentle, beautiful animals. Kodiak was a great community to live in, and this tour was a great way to end our short stay. Photo Michelle Kendrick.