Today we stopped at the mouth of the Poutama River , hopped ashore, walked for two kilometres over former Soviet Potato Paddocks, now a mass of wild flowers to see some Bison. 

Originally here in the time of the mammoths then died out- eaten to extinction? 90 were imported from Canada in the 1990’s , now 200 of the hairy brutes!  

Would make lovely mats. They are not roaming free and had to be bribed with a salt mix to come and hsve their pictures taken. 100 ha has been given to them- no idea who is in charge and where the funding comes from.

We walked back to the ship, flowers were still there as were the sandflies. 11 am activity over for the day.

Still warm, about 25c with no wind.