Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Breakup Continues


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....

....like snowmachines....

...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.



Trish said...

we were out there just a little bit ago.

I love the picture of Tanya multitasking!

Cara said...

I love break up!!

AussieAlaskan said...

Really enjoyed the photos along the shore - have been viewing the telephone company's webcam since I found it - between your photos and the webcam and maps, I am beginning to get a great picture of Kotzebue. Good luck with the fishing!

LoveANewIdea said...

Does the ice break up by itself or is it broken up in some other way?