We shoved the kayak with feet and paddles inch by inch towards the water. Finally bobbing and fully in the water, we thrust our oars into the bay with complete disregard for cooperative movement. After doing a few unintentional 360 perspective tours of the Cove, we figured out how to move forward together, and meet the rest of the group.Read More
Winters in Alaska can be brutal. “Tell us something we don’t know,” I can hear you saying. But it’s not the cold I struggled with. I got tired of the death grip that winter had on my world. I wasn’t able to go outside without 3 layers or more (cue the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man) and as cumbersome as this was, after I did get dressed to go somewhere, not many people were out. Winters got very lonely, not a good time to make friends and get involved in the community.
I found solace and trivial excitement in the tradition of the Nenana Ice Classic.