Sunday, May 11, 2008

Spring Time in the Arctic

It is spring time here in Brevig and everyone is getting ready to out walrus hunting and going to spring camp. We are on a large bay called Port Clarence. Because it is protected the ice stays here longer than out on the ocean. The ocean ice is starting to breakup already but the ice in Port Clarance will probably last until the middle of June. To get out to the open water people tow their boats across the ice with a snowmachine. Sometimes people will stay out at camp (on an island) until all the ice melts, then the snowmachine is carried home in the boat.

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