Saturday, February 13, 2010

Sled dogs, scallops and all things Alaskan...

As the 8th day breaks on the Yukon Quest, three of the frontrunners, Lance Mackey, Hugh Neff and Hans Gatt, are running neck and neck out of Pelly Crossing. Conditions remain mild with a good trail. Should be an exciting finish and one that I would like to see were it not for the 2000 miles there and back.

Meanwhile, here on the coast in Homer, the weather has also continued mild, but messy with mixed snow and rain one day and broken clouds the next. Certainly a little more typical of coastal Alaska winters than January. We did see 47 for a high two days ago and continue our daily beach walks with our dog team of four (our two and our Jack Russell's two puppies which we are baby sitting). Yesterday we were driven from the beach by a rain squall but on the way home we picked up some fresh shrimp and scallops and had an almost-spring barBQ and shrimp stir-fry. Part of the price we must pay for wintering on the coast. Want some fresh Alaska seafood

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