Arctic Tour: Two Days, Zero Nights. HA!

In Adventure, Alaska Travelgram by scott

Honestly, I’m still processing the details of a remarkable trip north of the Arctic Circle. (Photo Above: John Hopson, whaling captain, shows Keri Scaggs the “Beluga boneyard” on the Kuk River delta near Wainwright. It’s midnight.)

In two days, we flew aboard a chartered Bering Air Beechcraft 1900D from Anchorage to Barrow, Wainwright, Kotzebue, Savoonga and Nome. We returned to Anchorage on Alaska Airlines (the Bering Air plane lives in Nome). 

The trip itself was a rebound after the “Arctic Imperative” conference last week at Alyeska Resort. So it was more “business development” than “sightseeing”. But I took every camera I had, nonetheless. And I got some great images. I posted them on Facebook. Album Number One is HERE. Album Number Two is HERE.

Oh–here’s a bonus. While we were in Wainwright, the folks burst into song with a four-part-harmony version of “How Great Thou Art” in Inupiat. I took THIS VIDEO on my point-n-shoot. Check it out.

Click HERE to read my full report over at the Alaska Dispatch. While I had already visited Nome, Kotzebue and Barrow, this was my very first visit to Wainwright and Savoonga.

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