Sunday, June 21, 2009
The Polar Bear Swim!!
This was so much fun to watch!! The Polar Bear swim is held annually...for those brave souls willing to throw themselves into the ocean get a certificate with a polar bear on it....Iran and I were not brave enough to do it this year.
As you know there are no trees in Nome....so to keep warm people burn pallets...they get the pallets from the shipments that come on pallets from the barge.....many times you will see pallets stacked to people's roof tops...it is what they use in winter time to help keep warm. As you see here a big pile of pallets was burned on the beach to keep everyone warm. I don't know why I think that is so funny. 'Come on every one...lets roast hot dogs over a nice warm pallet fire.'