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Alaska’s 1000 mile Iditarod race was won today by a Norwegian man in 9 days, 18 hours, and I don’t know how many minutes. He also won last year’s race. I do believe that the legally blind 18 year of girl is still racing onward and determined to finish.
They determined that the whale that washed up on the bank of the river this week was a humpback calf. It was only 27 feet long. Scientists from the Seward Sea Life Center came to take tissue samples for a necropsy. One of the men said it's heart was as big as his entire chest cavity and torso and he is 6’3” tall. Now, the coyotes, eagles, ravens, sea gulls, and other carnivores will make fairly short work of the carcass. When I drove past today, I could already see a lot of the skeleton.
Well, I’ll be heading farther north soon, so I’ve begun making “food” (aka spaghetti with rice noodles) that is easy to reheat and eat, and ground beef jerky for instant protein. I still have to gather some more Ezekiel bread and sandwich makings, and fruits and vegetables for munchies. My guys should be able to manage successfully for a couple days.
I hope that the mild weather pattern we’ve had for the past week will continue on for another week or so. It’ll make our trip and walking around town much more pleasant if it doesn’t turn back into the normal March weather pattern. Till next time…