Sunday, October 25, 2015

Slow Sunday Afternoon

Yesterday, there wasn't any sea ice to be seen. This morning, there is quite a bit of ice floating out there. The whale bone arch is sort of off the beaten path since they closed the restaurant next door. But Cruz, the wonderful, new Mexican take out place is right next door. Unfortunately, it seems to be closed on Sunday. Or at least is was when I went by which was shortly after sunrise (10:40 AM).

I went to Osaka's, my favorite restaurant in Barrow, for some tempura udon. The broth is a little sweet and delicious. It was wonderful especially when compared to yesterdays fare, I went to the Sam & Lees, one of the Chinese restaurants, and the food was horrible. It seemed like they threw together leftover pork from the lunch buffet and some raw vegetables in a bowl, poured some warm sauce on top and called it good. And served it with a blob of gummy rice. Pretty poor showing. Usually it's decent.

Here is a slightly better picture of the sea ice. The beach is in the foreground then open water followed by the developing ice. I headed out to the the BEO (Barrow Environmental Observatory) mid afternoon after most of the morning low clouds and fog had burned off. On the way out, I noticed that there was a nice rainbow and some blue sky over the ocean. By evening there was no more open water. It was frozen over...

Another photo taken from the SledShed looking southwest away from the BEO. This small building (not in the picture) gets its name from the runners that it is installed on to simplify moving the building. The photo is an iPhone HDR photo using the stock camera app. It seems to do a pretty good job. I was out there to check out some network hardware as I was finding tons of errors in the documentation. The documentation was wrong. Frustrating...

One last food pic. Returned in the evening just to make sure that it was my favorite restaurant in Barrow. This was just the #3 bento box with salmon. Not shown (already consumed) miso soup and ikura sushi.

6 comments:

Trobairitz said...

The ocean pictures are really pretty, but your food shots are making me hungry and it is not even 10 am yet. Sigh.

RichardM said...

It's already past noon elsewhere... Not here though. It's still another 2 hours 'til sunrise...

Geoff James said...

Have only just woken up here Richard and your food shots aren't going to help me have a light breakfast! Fantastic shot of the sea ice.

SonjaM said...

Thankfully I have just eaten dinner, otherwise your food pics would have left me hungry... although I feel a strange craving for raw fish coming up.

The sea ice pics are nice too look at, when you are in a warm place cuddled up in a blanket. Just saying...

RichardM said...

The udon was my late breakfast/early lunch yesterday. Now I'm sitting at the airport waiting for my flight back to Fairbanks. The formation of the sea ice was really pretty quick.

RichardM said...

Sashimi would have been wonderful though $45 for the small sashimi plate is too high no matter how good. Just the 1 minute to run out and take the picture was enough to get pretty chilled. It was 9°F and 21 mph wind.