Monday, August 14, 2006

Arctic Map

This is really an interesting map & web site. I found it looking for something else, but had to stop and play around a little bit. The link to the web site is:
Have a look when you have a minute to play around.

Sunday, August 06, 2006

Blog Changes

Well, I'm trying to add a picture to my profile. I've actually printed out the instructions this time, instead of quickly reading them and believing I'll remember all of them. Anyhow, in order to post a picture in my profile, I have to already have it on line someplace, so here is as good as anywhere else. Wish me luck :-)
(This one was taken in Dubrovnik, late April 2004.)

Travel to Northstar - it's always an adventure

Bill Rochin, one of the Petroleum Engineers currently on the island sent me these pictures he took this morning. Normal (or maybe semi-regular is a better term) transportation to and from Northstar island is via hovercraft or helicopter in the summer. However it's been very foggy the past week so we've had a hard time getting flying minmums for the helicopter. Yesterday out hovercraft broke something or other, the repair guys are hoping it's just the clutch and have it torn apart to be fixed. But this has left us without a way to get our workers not living on the island, back & forth. So Alaska Clean Seas has come to our rescue today. We've chartered one of their Bay Boats for the day. Here are a couple of pictures. In the first one you can see the fog behind the boat, looking like mist in this picture, but it's pretty thick.