It is officially spring break here! And for Alaska…its starting to feel like spring. Every day the sun is staying up longer, and rising earlier. When I first arrived in January, the sun set around 4:30pm, and didn’t rise until almost 11am. Now it’s coming up around 8:30 am and setting around 7:30/8pm. The days are also getting warmer. It’s been in the high 20’s and the sun is shining bright. The other day it was just beautiful, so another teacher an I took a walk.
Since it was such a beautiful day, I feel like the sun was giving us a touch of bravery…we decided to walk out onto the ocean! The ocean is completely frozen for miles right now, but the locals tell me since its warm earlier then usual, it might start thawing out. This was a new experience for both of us! (She never dared to walk out on it either). It was a very cool experience to think that we were about a mile out onto the ocean, then to look back at the village from where we were at, was an experience on it’s own. You can see in the pictures that there are tracks. People drive their snow machines out onto the ocean/ice across to an island. Some locals have wood stoves, and the island is pretty much the only place that has wood. It was a cool experience to say the least!
Here are a few pictures from the walk.