Friday, April 21, 2006

It’s a different world up here.

I’ve been in Alaska for a short period of time, and well long enough to get a feel for climate, geographic bearing, and a sense of the social dynamics that come with a population of 800. The weather is much like the Pacific Northwest, but with a twist, it’s much more unpredictable here, we have spots of sunshine and snow storms all in on afternoon. Judging from the pass from Canada to town (the only road outa here) I will have ample skiing here all year round, I’m sitting in town (21 blocks long and 4 blocks wide) that is in a small valley located at sea level, encompassed by snow covered mountains, a fjord that is fueled with sea water from the Pacific Ocean, and not much else but views here…I mean no Movie theater, not a single chain franchise (well with the exception of a seasonal StarBucks Coffee), no free Wi-Fi, basically take everything that you’ve taken for granted and toss it out the window! No UPS or Fed-Ex delivery, No Clothing Stores, No Automotive Repair shop, ete.,.

But the hikes are amazing! Views? You ask? The kind of views that make a National Geographic Magazine Cover. Period. It’s that good! Ravens, Crows, and Bald Eagles swarm in the sun filled skies, while Bear, Moose, Caribou, Rams, and Mountain Goats claim the land as home. Let’s see what about the sea? Well, we get fresh fish every week at the dock, Salmon, Shrimp, Crab, you name it…

As for publishing this stuff please understand it’s a different world up here! People move slower and getting to a connection to upload my stories may take sometime, but nevertheless, please keep in touch for more updates to come as I figure out to adapt to the land that time forgot.

It truly is paradise up here if you can find a way to make a living!

Take care,

Billy Holmes