Pil'toon sits on an enormous lagoon. As we approach the lagoon entrance, scan the waters for members of the resident grey whale population. Onshore, we will meet members of a summer encampment of the Ul'ta (or Orok) people, a reindeer herding culture. We will gather at a Nivkh homestead for cultural performances by both the Ul'ta and Nivkh people. This region may already be displaying autumnal foliage at this time of year.