- - Bird Watching & Photography
- - Native Alaskan Culture
- - Sea life migration route
- - Bowhead and Gray Whales
- - Seals, walrus, oogrook, ducks
- - Arctic fishing opportunities
- - Annual Whale Festival
- - Traditional Blanket Toss
- - ATV Quad Bike Rides
- - Flight-seeing Trips
- - Trip Insurance Recommended
The long dark Arctic Night is over and with 24 hours of daylight the High North is alive with returning birds and migrations of wild sea life. A few Bowhead and Gray Whales can still be seen from the point on their migration to fertile plankton concentrations in the Beaufort.
Excitement is everywhere as hunters head out looking for seal, walrus, oogrook and ducks. A change form frozen food to a diet of fresh is anticipated with much happiness in the village. By July much of the ice pack will be melted and schools of salmon will be caught in the beach nets set from summer camps all along the coast. Fish drying on racks lean as the strong summer wind blows.
Preparations for the Whale Festival are under way and there is much work to be done. The captain of the crew that took the first whale in April or early May will set the date.
will be cut from several umiak frames and
sewn together by women to make the blanket
for the blanket toss (Usually
the 2nd weekend of June).
Still others will be