Here in Kotzebue breakup is trucking along.
Everyone is enjoying the spectacle of the ice breaking up and floating out to sea.
A favorite spring activity is hooking herring. People will line the shore snagging buckets full.
Here is Tanya multitasking.
For the most part breakup is a fun time, but every now and then things get out of hand. Here the ice has pushed up over the shore.
Sometimes things get smashed Like things that have been parked or stored along the shore....
...and boats (bummer) ...
...and rusty old barges. Sometimes it's somebody's house, but not this particular time.
I'll try and get some photos of people hooking herring tonight if the fish are still running.