There was a path against the entrance to Refugio that led towards the coast and I decided I would make my way down to where I had killed deer several days before. On the way there was an abandoned mine and so I peeked inside to see what I could see.
|A bear in a cave.|
Back in the corner of the mine was a young black bear! The old timers say that black bears are more dangerous than brown bears, but brown bears can swim and therefore are harder to evade. But I wasn't thinking about which bear. I stood there for a moment checking my gear and my defensive fighting skill. More than once I contemplated attacking the young bear. Could I actually win? I remembered how the entrance to the cave slanted downwards. I could lead the bear to the entrance and standing on the entrance, I would be up above him. Perhaps that would give me the edge I needed? After a few more pondering thoughts, I eventually decided against it. I didn't think I was strong enough to kill him and I didn't want to die - not when I was so close to completing my adventure. I left him to his cave.
I had seen a well placed on the other side of an unlocked gate and I decided to take my fill of some refreshing water. Just as I had gulped my last amount of water, my attack window opened and almost choked me. Did the bear see me and follow me?
|Attack during a break.|
|A wolf at the watering hole!|
|A Near Death Experience|
|The walk home.|
|Refugio's gate through wounded eyes.|
|Entering Refugio not death.|