Polar ice

After the shore ice broke up and moved out, the current brought remnants of the polar pack into shore… and what beautiful ice it was!

Sound of Silence

I walked down to the beach and spent hours just sitting and listening.  I really should have stayed home cleaning, but it was too beautiful out to ignore.  It was amazingly silent.  I could hear the ice creaking and groaning and at one point heard the wings of a bird that flew over me.  It was a magnificent evening.

Back to life in Barrow… for now

Back to life in the Arctic.  I find sea ice fascinating.  I went for a walk this week to see how it was coming along.  I found the water covered, but it was still just sheets of pancakes slowly moving by.  I sat there listening to the sound of the ice as it moved with the current.