August 07, 2010
Waiting for the helicopter....with nothing but weather canceled tours on the tour board
Please, please, please weather get better!...i need my day off!
Finally a good week of tours! Tuesday and Wednesday were both beautifully sunny 10 tour days. I felt like all I did was answer questions, explain why our dogs are Alaskan Huskies and not Siberian Huskies ,Take photos, and Talk about dogsled races for 10 hours! I even dreamed I was giving tours which made for a restless night of sleep. But I am happy we got some work done! And with the recent miserable weather change I'm realizing Wednesday may have been the last beautiful summer day in Juneau till next year.(I lived in Juneau the summer of '06 when it rained for 22 days straight in August)
But I did get one beautiful reminder of why I came to Alaska. While dreaming I was still giving tours at 230 am, I woke up to howling which usually means something is going on with the dogs. So I woke Dustin up and we went out to find a loose dog and an amazing display of northern lights. The lights came from behind the mountain in back of camp and dipped and swayed across the sky with green and red streaks to the moon. Usually Juneau is too cloudy and summer is too bright to see the lights, but as I learned later that there was a solar flare and the lights could be seen as far south as Oregon and Montana. I felt lucky that the dogs woke me up so that Dustin and I could watch the lights from our tent. I have no photos because it wasn't something I wanted to try and capture...instead I just wanted to enjoy the view and the company. If there is one thing I have learned from tourists it is that sometimes you need to put the camera down and actually look at your surroundings.
Posted by Kym+Dustin at 9:46 PM