Welcome to the blogosphere from a New Zealander on the swim team at the University of Alaska, Fairbanks. I'll try and keep this updated with pictures, results and thoughts from a kiwi living in the states, and the ice.
Thursday, 3 April 2014
The mural Capital of Alaska
And the Original Stating point of the Iditarod Sled Dog Race.
The first day was some bad weather, clouds and drizzly rain.
So we went to the Sea-life center and saw some puffins and sea-lions.
It cleared up for the next day. It didn't even realise these mountains were there because I couldn't see them through the clouds!
A perfect opportunity to go snow machining.
And then what else do you do when there's still snow on the ground but go to the beach? Seward is famous for that! It is also famous for its cruise ships and whale tours of the habour. A must do for everyone that stays with a local Seward-ian has to jump off the pier. The drop was like 10m and the water was like 10 degrees, they call it a polar plunge. Heres a picture of a rock and the beach though, I didn't want any photos taken of me freezing after that jump!