Okay, I got to touch real whale blubber. It was out by the old airport where they butchered the fall whale. A piece of blubber had fallen off as they hauled the bones out to the bone pile away from town to keep the bears away from the people.
There are whale skulls all over town, like sculptures.
And notice how red my eye is after I touched the whale blubber and inadvertently rubbed my eye. My finger smelled like fish oil, so I guess I got it in my eye.
Back up a day to Fairbanks. On our way to the airport, our driver from Chena Hot Springs Resort stopped so we could photograph the Alaska Pipeline above ground.
The beautiful sunset occurred about 2:00 in the afternoon when we were in Barrow.
Steve and Vanni's school car. That little speck is the boneyard.
This is the whale blubber I touched.
This is Steve and Vanni's apartment building. The school owns apartments for all of the teachers to lease.