I soaked in the beauty that was the sun for two hours. Just laying there on the tundra by myself. It was wonderful. This was the view from my picnic blanket.
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.
The ocean has been as calm as a lake this week. The Arctic Ocean fascinates me in many ways. I’m always finding interesting creatures, beach combing here is particularly fun as you can find something as large as a whale vertebra down to something as small as beach glass, and the water itself is ever changing. From waves big enough to surf to you-can-skip-stones-on-it calm. My favorite part of summer is having the water back and I’ve been spending as much time as possible being near it.