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As the sun set, she carefully positioned the Little Plastic Bears on the ship’s deck. The HMS Endeavour, a British Royal Navy research vessel from the 1700’s was the perfect vessel for The Bear’s maiden voyage at sea.

The Little Plastic Bears get ready to go to sea.

The tide shifted as the sun slipped into the clouds. She quickly positioned a Bear at the helm, studying the surf.

She watched as wave after wave teased the tip of the boat with a frothy kiss.

As the tide receded, and the sun slipped below the horizon, we realized today was not going to be the day The Bears had their grand adventure at sea. Maybe next year.

Sunset Beach, North Carolina, September 2012.

Eventually, the Little Plastic Bears will have their own website, where you can follow all their grand adventures. In the meantime, you can enjoy their debut here.