Sunday, June 26, 2016

June 25

We started the day in Barrow with an early morning walk in a light fog.  We walked about 5 blocks from our hotel to the shore of the Arctic Ocean.  There was a lot of pack ice that had blown in to shore.  The winds changed to off shore late in the morning, the sky was clear and sunny and by early evening most of the ice was about 1/2 to 3/4ths of a mile off shore.

We picked up a rental car at 10 am and were on the go until 10 pm (ya gotta love that 24 hours of day light).  We hit every sight there was to see.  The picture below is of the skull of a 51 foot Bowhead Whale.

There were many sites with whale bones around the city.  One site that is seen often in promotional material is the whale bone arch.  Note that picture was taken earlier in the day and the pack ice is still near shore.

We drove out on the road that travels along the Ocean on a spit to the Northeast of town to where the road ended at presumably the most Northern point in the USA.

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