Thursday, November 09, 2006
It has been in the single digits each morning for about a week now. This was my car the other morning. There must have been some moisture in the air when it got super cold, because those are some seriously big crystals. My children are all mumified in their snowsnuits, I hear some little muffled dialog, but I can't make much out.
It hasn't been cold enough to freeze up the inlet. That will take a bit more time. Then there will be big old chunks of saltwater ice floating around out there. It you click on the above picture it is a nice look at the big mountains from my little airport park. I stop there after dropping off the girls, put on my work face, breathe a little fresh air and watch the world. I have seen beluga whales swim by here. I've see many different kinds of birds, in fact on Monday a bald eagle was on the power pole watching the ducks at the tide line like me. One super low ceiling day a float plane flew right over the top of the car and drop into the inlet. The pilot then came out onto the float waving his arms. Just as I was about to call 9-1-1 a fire engine pulled in. Many, many emergency vehicles pulled in. I left as I was feeling in the way. Later I found out that my pilot was marking the spot where just seconds before I pulled in, he had seen another float plane go under the water. Aviation in Alaska is a singular thing.
This is my little airport park on a spuer low ceiling day, just thought you might want to see.