Breaking Trail

Time for whaling – step one – break trail for the many miles, out to the lead opening on the ocean ice.  Open water is way out there now, too far out, but soon the ice will crack. The sky will show if open water is visible.  The reflections of the large dark area of the ocean, creates a visible sign in the sky,  that is easily read by the hunters to discern when open water is present !!

Breaking Trail

Breaking Trail

THREE, of my sons are working for Eugene Brower, President of the Alaska Eskimo Whaling commision and board member of the International Whaling commission.  Captain – Fredrick Brower is also here, lending members of his crew to help on day one (saturday 3/21/09 ) to move moutains of ice; by digging, chopping, cutting, what ever gets that trail all smoothed out so equipment can travel back and forth without any undue excessive navigational obstacles / hazards ;in the face of this huge frozen arctic ice area that is hundreds of square miles of food shopping area we have as our ‘front yard’ ; Most of the Inupiaq food supply comes from the many different varieties of animals that live in the ocean.  15 foot tall pressure ridge Believe it or not, this is the work area for day 2, for the crew, they have to move enough of this ice in this area to get through, Going around  all of this, is not an option, in some areas, you have to dig your way through the ever present obstacles in the trail you intend to create. Hopefully I will be able to post – before and after photos & video of the job accomplishments

Work Area

Work Area

Here is the task at hand, clear a path, make it smooth !!  GO TO WORK !!    and .. .. .. .. ‘hustle’ !!  Lets see.. .. how good of a worker you REALLY  are !!
This is a 12 hour day of incredible hard work !! 
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