There was a little surprise this morning. This was the windshield of the side-by-side parked next to the hut. Just a little dusting of snow to welcome the return of sunsets to Barrow. Monday, August 1st, was the first sunset in Barrow since May 10th. By sunset I mean the sun actually going completely below the horizon. Not really very dark just not sunny. I'm not sure what the temperature was but right now (1:30pm) it's about 34°F and there is some snow blowing around in spite of the blue skies.
I was surprised by the amount of ice along the shore and was told that there was a westerly wind that had blown the ice back towards shore. I couldn't pass up a photo from the beach between NARL and Barrow with the sun shining on the ice. The nice, white ice looked so nice especially with the I also took a pano but I think that I like the individual photo better.