Right now, it's pouring rain and foggy. Because of this (and a computer breakdown this morning with Alaska Air), my 8:20 a.m. flight was cancelled. Not delayed. Cancelled. Instead of being home by afternoon today, I will not be home until 5:30 a.m. tomorrow (assuming now more weather delays).
|High school art proejct, made from debris found at sea|
|Russian Orthodox Church|
|Who needs a tire swing when you can make a buoy swing!|
It was a nice, relaxed run, just 30 minutes. There was much more to see but I was short on time (and running late, literally) as I needed to get to work. But oh how I love travel running!
At our meeting last night, I met some amazing people. This tiny town is quite diverse, given the Native Alaskan origins, Russian colonization, U.S. Coast Guard occupation, and fisheries industry. Aside from the historical inhabitants and tourists from all over, it attracts people from Asia, Africa, Latin America... Lots of languages being heard within just a few city blocks!
Today, I took time to walk around and visit three museums (Alutiiq Museum, Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center, and Baranov Museum). It was very interesting, especially seeing the fully rearticulated gray whale skeleton. The whale was discovered washed up on a beach, they buried it for FOUR years to let it decompose, then carefully excavated the bones, let the bones bleach in the sun & fat dry out, THEN, they brought in experts to reassemble the entire skeleton. It is amazing!
But I did work up a thirst, which led me to meeting my client at...
Kodiak Island Brewing Company.
Oh yes we did.
|We sampled, then we took the plunge into full pints. I'm an IPA girl, client went for the Liquid Sunshine (also good).|
|But I was really tempted by the Sarah Pale. (I bought a shirt with her logo for hubs. How could I resist?)|
|Evidence. Hard at work? Yes.|
Lovely here, but I'm looking forward to getting home.