So, we recently celebrated Piuraagiaqta here in Barrow. That’s our Spring festival for those of you whose tongues aren’t feeling adventurous. I was pretty busy during this several-day event, but I snuck outside on a few occasions to catch the outdoor games held on one of our lagoons.
Simon Says “Click to embiggen!”
yes, this is what a parade looks like at the top of the world.
Gotta Have Emergency Vehicles
Balloons and moar!
“ASRC” stands for “Arctic Slope Regional Corporation”
an I get a little Elevation?)
This one makes me feel warm, …almost!
Yes, they throw candy (everyone throws candy)
College float. Hey why aren’t you in class!?!
Games on the Middle Lagoon
The Harpoon toss turned out to be a 2×4 aimed at a painted picture of a whale. …mind you, some guys were pretty good.
Did I mention this whole thing is held on a lagoon?
Coming Around the turn!
Sculptures, and the whaling theme is on everyone’s mind. It’s about that time, if the ice will just cooperate!
Youngsters racing snow machines
A Sledding We Will Go! (Pic taken with my phone.)
Moar Sculptures (And golfers in the background) (pic by phone)
A view of the games from above.
The Final Race. It was held at 4:00pm Barrow time, which turned out to be about 5:00pm. For the longest time it looked like they were going to have 3 racers, but a fourth showed. (and my battery died just before the second place guy crashed. I think he was okay, but maybe his machine wasn’t)