When I was packing things up before flying up to Barrow, I ran across some snacks that I had picked up while we were in Japan. Even though they may be kind of stale, I went ahead and threw them into the Action Packer for the trip up. They are not stale and very tasty. The snack bag was about 600¥ which is about $5.50. No idea what it was but I guessed that it was some sort of dried fish with teriyaki. Close enough as that's what it tastes like. Not really stale and very tasty. Too tasty… In fact the bag is almost gone as I shared them with some of the logistics staff.
Here are a couple of pictures that I took on Wednesday evening from the other side of town. You can see open water in the distance and in the lower photo, one of the the whaling crews has their flag flying which means that they were successful. One of the logistics staff took off yesterday afternoon to help her dad with the work associated with harvesting a whale. Most of the staff have been out as crew members.
Today has been a brilliantly bright day almost to the point of getting a headache when outdoors too long. I had attempted to make a time lapse video but it has been too cloudy to the north. I'll keep waiting for a nice sunny day but until then, there is this video taken a few years back by the UAF Sea Ice group using the web cam co-located with their ice radar. In case you are ever interested in looking at the view from the top of the bank building, here is the link.