Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Ugly Northern Spring

These snapshots are in B/W since they ended up with a very unnatural bluish cast. Plus, there wasn't any color anyway. Maybe a little bit of brown and an orange cone in the second picture. Fourteen hours yesterday and the new circuit still isn't working so still running on the high latency satellite connection. I'm told that I needed to shuffle out of my office space again since the lease arrangements have changed again. This will be the 4th or 5th move but each time I get rid of more junk. There is a reluctance to get rid of "stuff" since it cost so much to get it shipped up here in the first place but before long the "stuff" turns into "junque" then just junk.

The roads up here during breakup are in really poor shape. Some pothole big enough to swallow a car. Last night, while heading into town, I noticed a half shaft from a front wheel drive car lying in the middle of the road. That half-shaft probably didn't just fall out quietly.

At this time of year, there is very little that is picturesque around here. Everything is muddy or various shades of grey. 

8 comments:

redlegsrides said...

Not very scenic indeed.....

RichardM said...

And here you thought that Fairbanks wasn’t very scenic…

You see, I’m trying to convince the tourists to visit somewhere else like maybe CO. There are some phenomenal photos of CO on the Internet.

redlegsrides said...

If the above proves to be doing that RichardM, I shall both be surprised and rue the day at same time.

david R said...

Sorry to hear the fiber circuit is resisting your efforts. Problem with the fiber or the interface? Anyone else on the fiber successfully or are you the first? Supposed to be back in the 60's today. Good riding weather. I'm planning to ride the Norton to the Howling Dog bike show Saturday.

RichardM said...

It’s up and running now. This was the first for UA I believe. Nome and Kotzebue are today or tomorrow. The problem was the number of players all of whom had control over a portion of the equipment. But they work well enough together once they understand what’s going on.

Bluekat said...

Ok, yeah ... those are kind of depressing. (I'm going back to Sonja's tour - 😂) But you're not fooling anyone. We know there is beautiful scenery to be had in Alaska. I don't think you're going to be able to scare anyone away.

RichardM said...

Sonja's road trip is pretty incredible. Find Sonja's blog here https://2wheelersrevisited.blogspot.com/

As far as Alaska being scenic, that must be something made up by marketing folks...

SonjaM said...

Thank you both, I am heading back to my blog now... trying to get warm again ;-)