And mile after mile...... all breath taking.
As you may know Alaska has a Inuit (Eskimo) and Athabasca Indian heritage. The first people who would permanently stay in the Indian hunting and fishing camp were Russian colonists who moved there from Kodiak Island in 1847 before the Alaska Purchase. The village is known today as Ninilichek . The Russian influence is quite evident in the Orthodox Church
In a totally irreverent and irrelevant conclusion to todays post my files came up with this picture taken of what a local Alaskan described to me as a Alaska pipeline "pig"or "reamer" . It is sent on its way thru the pipeline to clear out sludge and other matter which might block the flow of precious oil to the lower forty eight.
The newer models don't weigh a ton but still
I couldn't help but reflect upon the fact that I'm due for a colonoscopy later this week. Ouch!......;)